Have you ever been blindfolded? It reminds me of that teambuilding game where the one person who is blind has to listen to the voice of the person leading them. They literally take each step in faith, trusting the voice of the person that is telling them where to go.
Trusting can be so very difficult. It does not come naturally to us, and it can be even more foreign when our faith is put in the unseen. We need to trust that God is leading us, He is speaking to us through the Spirit, and guiding our every direction. But we must be steadfast in listening for His voice. Walking by the Spirit is a day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute, second by second process.
In seasons of growth I have honestly thought, “How could I have been blind to this Truth before?” But it is not until God’s time when He chooses to open our eyes or remove the blindfold that we finally understand.
I want you to picture yourself blindfolded walking through valleys, cliffs, and fires. It is scary, and you are anxious to make any kind of sudden movement because you may stumble. There is someone next to you though, guiding you. You are not alone. God is walking with you, gently affirming that He has you and you must simply follow Him. Follow His voice. He longs for you to trust Him so He can direct your paths. His love for you is so strong, that when you veer off on your own, thinking you know best, He is saddened but still never leaves your side. When you stumble and fall, He picks you up. When you cry out in frustration and pain, He weeps with you and then comforts you, and dries your tears. When you impatiently try to rip off the blindfold and you see the fire all around you, He is there to calm your fears. When you are too weak to continue the journey, He carries you.
You see walking blind is often God’s form of protection. In time when His ways are revealed, and your eyes are opened, you will be able to look back and see the road you traveled. You will wonder how you ever got through the floods, and the storms. But in your Spirit you know how... it was Him. When you thought you were drowning, God was your anchor. When you wanted to give up, He was there reminding you that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you!
So the next time you feel as if you are walking blind, know there may be a reason you can’t see.
In time God will reveal His truth and when you are finally able to squint through the folds, and see the beauty that is unleashed before you, you will know that all the obstacles were worth the wait. God had a bigger plan, a more beautiful and magnificent story for you than you could have ever imagined.
Melissa East | Communications Associate