Tunnel vision: defective sight in which objects cannot be properly seen if not close to the center of the field of view. • informal — the tendency to focus exclusively on a single or limited goal or point of view.
The definition of tunnel vision indicates it is a bad thing, a defective thing and when applied to difficult circumstances, the definition fits well. Imagine you’re facing a most difficult challenge. This challenge is of such magnitude that you can’t see anything else except your foe and the likelihood that your foe will triumph over you.
Now imagine that the challenge, the foe, has been replaced with God. Imagine your tunnel vision has allowed you to ignore every other complication, every other distraction in your life and all you can see at the end of the tunnel is the magnificent glory of our heavenly Father. Maybe tunnel vision isn’t always a bad thing. Maybe it can be used as a tool to hone one’s focus to the one true God.
I’m hoping that 2015 is full of a spiritual kind of “tunnel vision” for me, where I focus on the Lord and block out distractions that would interfere with my developing a stronger relationship with Him.