Take a look at this picture. Which one is darker A or B? Would you believe they are both the same? Don't believe me? Cover up the middle where they touch and see for yourself. Maybe you've been fooled before by something that looks a certain way but the reality was much different.
Vision can be a tricky thing. We are conditioned to see a certain way. In order to see something different we need to change our perspective.
In Ephesians 1:18-19 it says,
"I pray that the perception of your mind may be enlightened so you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the glorious riches of His inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power to us who believe, according to the working of His vast strength."
His prayer was essentially that our perceptions would be changed so we could be able to grasp all that God has for us! So often we get stuck thinking the way the world thinks and seeing the way they see. The problem is we are living in two worlds at the same time. The Kingdom of God is in us and we are living in this world. And when we are looking at things from a worldly perspective we can't comprehend God's plans for us. Instead we need to start to see things the way God sees them. We need to have our vision corrected so we can see our lives through the eyes of our Father who loves us. Change your perspective today. Get into the Word of God and believe what He says.
When we start to see the way God sees we will be changed. It is only then that we can step in to the purposes and plans that He has for us.
Romans 12:1-2 says this,
"Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God."
When you lay down your will and get your mind renewed you will be able to "discern" the will of God for your life.