“And he looked up and said, “I see men like trees, walking.” Then He put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly.” Mark 8:24-25 NKJV
Ready for the weekend?
The verses above made me compare the way we look at life to the way God does. We look at ourselves, people, things, and situations and see the temporary states they are in and judge, while God sees the real form.
The blind man first saw men like trees walking. He went from not seeing at all to seeing at levels and then to perfection. We are all at different levels in our walk with God. Are you still judging things by the way they are now? Then you are blind. A physically blind person may judge a situation by hearing, smelling and feeling, and be wrong; a spiritually blind person judges by all these senses and is still in error.
Can you really blame us, though? We were brought up to see, accept, and make decisions accordingly. We were taught that our choices could kill or keep us alive, so most times, we judge out of fear. Let’s not forget the scientific results generated after proper research has been conducted. Analyze walking on water.
Let’s look at Joseph in prison and John the Baptist. One went from dreaming about greatness to slavery, servitude, and imprisonment. The other was born with a promise that he kept waiting to happen most of his life. At the right time, without social media following or advertisements on TV or billboards, people sought out John in the wilderness. Joseph was released, promoted, and placed far beyond his dreams.
Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes again and made him look upward. Truth/sight does not come from what you’ve always known, or after careful research, it comes from God. If we could take the time to ask the father before we judge ourselves, others, and situations, we would function as Jesus did. He was a man that fed 4000 people in the wilderness with seven loaves of bread. He could have decided it was impossible like his disciples did, but he could see and understood what others didn’t.
It’s time to take a back seat in the vehicle that is your life, let God drive. Go to God about every single decision and problem, whether it’s breakfast or the COVID-19. He made you, and he will bear, ask him for the manual, and rest.
Till next time, be transformed!!