NEAR OR FAR SIGHTED?

“When he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them” (Acts 16:10).

Deterred and denied access to the places he wanted to go, Paul, now in Troas, has a vision for an opportunity nearly 300 miles away in Macedonia. We have all been to Troas–that place in life where we don’t really want to be. The greater question is one of vision. We have either a nearsighted faith, focused on our own narrow concerns, or we have farsighted faith that concludes we are to go further than the circumstances that seek to restrain us.

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