Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fresh Eyes

While on a mission trip this past week, I was asked to go to a site that was having trouble building a wheelchair ramp over an existing concrete step. The leader of the group was an accomplished worker but was stumped. I came and found a solution very quickly. However, in an instant, the owner of the mobile home got to thinking and came up with an even better idea.

So much of life improves with a pair of fresh eyes. We look at problems so long we lose imagination and see more "'problem" than "possibility." Yet, we are training not to ask for help. My friend was an exception and learned in life by admitting a need for fresh eyes. We both shared experiences in the construction/oil business where fresh eyes gave us an edge over others.

Are you willing to admit you are stumped? Do you see more problem and possibility?

Seek fresh eyes. 

There was a man named Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader who was a Pharisee. After dark one evening, he came to speak with Jesus. "Rabbi," he said, "we all know that God has sent you to teach us. Your miraculous signs are evidence that God is with you."  Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God."
John 3:1-3 NLT

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