Clear Eyes, Full Heart

This morning I woke up to a silly, yet serious, text that said that I was ‘The best thing since sliced bread’, but I didn’t feel like the best. Sometimes when one truly looks at themselves they see how undeserving they really are. Today I saw how undeserving I am to have such an amazing girl in my life; a loving heavenly Father who forgives me; a family that loves me and puts up with me; friends who want to hang out and talk with me; and breath still in these lungs.

And yet, I realized that though I am undeserving, in all of this, I want to fight to better honor those who love and care about me.

As I was thinking about all of this a phrase came into my mind from one of my favorite TV shows ‘Friday Night Lights’. That phrase was: “Clear Eyes, Full Heart: Can’t Lose.” I’m not really sure why this phrase came into my mind, but as it did I really thought about what it was saying and came to the conclusion that that is exactly how I want to live.

Clear Eyes – To have a sight clear of sin, evil, and the things in life that keep us from living up to our potential. To have a vision that is ready and prepared to capture the beauty of life without missing any of it.

Full Heart – To have a heart filled to the brim with love, beauty, hope, compassion, and selflessness. To have a core supplied with so much character and purpose that all other things (unwholesome, selfish, hopeless things) lose their luster and are forgotten.

Can’t Lose – To discover victory, to overcome, to conquer, not based on ourselves, but based on the things we allow to fill us: goodness, purpose, hope, love, beauty, significance, selflessness, sacrifice, and a spirit that fights, to the bitter end, for what is right. To realize, also, that all these things come for Christ, and that without Christ we cannot fully understand how to have Clear Eyes and a Full Heart.

This is how I forever want to live!

What phrase has encouraged you lately?


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About Jeremiah Dowling

I write poetry and take crazy pictures in an Orange Chair all over the United States while reading amazing books.

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