In our fickle eyes, the iris, the heart of our eye, naturally causes our pupils, the blacks of our eye, to dilate or constrict depending on the amount of Light exposure we desire to focus on. When we turn our eyes away from the source of Light and simply look into the deep abyss called Darkness, we adapt to our surroundings. Our pupils dilate, or increase in size. This is not because we see more, it is actually because we see less; our eyes are trying to focus more intensely. Our pupils increase and the whites of our eyes, called sclera, decrease. We focus more on Darkness instead of Light.
When we refocus our eyes from the dark to the Light, we are temporary blinded by its vibrant glory. This is due to our natural response of acknowledging the mighty power within Light. Our pupils, constrict, or decrease in size, and our sclera are enlarged. This is because our focus is more on Light, opposed to Darkness. This allows us to see more.
Our vision in life is directly correlated to the iris of our own eyes. This is the heart of the eye; controlled by choice. It determines the Light exposure and reacts accordingly. It is the lamp that lights the path in front of our feet that guides our footsteps carefully through the mess we created in the dark. The only way to refrain from adapting to Darkness around us is to keep our eyes concentrated on the source that guides us closer to the Light; thus, allowing us to see!
One of many fascinating facts about the eye is that the sclera is actually a tougher layer of protection that surrounds the pupil and the iris. Thus, we can derive this truth… We must choose to focus on the Light causing our pupils, or ourselves, to shrink while our sclera, or protection of God, increases! God is our protection from the darkness. Remain focused on Light!
Mathew 6:19-24 NASB
“… 22 The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! 24 No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.”
Where you choose to fix your eyes determines where your wealth is! Is it in God the Father, or is it in earthly treasures that are quickly fading?