Blindsided

May 1, 2017

"’What do you want Me to do for you?’  ‘Lord, I want to see,’ he replied.”

 

When my daughter was about two years old, she accidentally scratched me in the eye.  Yeah, it hurt.  But it wasn’t until the next day that I realized that there was actual damage.  I went to the doctor, and it turned out that there was a corneal abrasion.  She gave me medicine that would make me sleep for 24 hours, so that it could heal with my eyes shut. I was literally blinded to the world for a period of time so that I could see without pain later. 

I am really bad about tuning things out…or really good at it, depending on your perspective.  The news overwhelms me sometimes, and I don’t often deal with stress well.  So I turn a blind eye.  I close off what may hurt, because I don’t want to see something wrong and not be able to fix it.   I would love for this to just apply to the outside world that makes it to the headlines—but it also applies to my own backyard sometimes.

 

If we choose to be visually impaired concerning what concerns us, we can easily become blindsided by something we should have seen coming.

 

Maybe we have sustained some damage that we are unaware of, so we instinctively close our eyes to avoid the pain.  We don’t want to see something that we may not be able to fix.  We don’t want to acknowledge life and all of its messes.  We just focus on what makes us happy and keeps us in our own little world.

 

Lord, I want to see!!  You asked the man what he wanted You to do for him.  You knew he was blind.  You knew he sat on the side of the road begging.  Yet you drew him to ask.  You let him pinpoint what he really needed. 

 

Lord, You know that we are often blind.  You know that we sit on the sidelines and often criticize what we can’t even see clearly.  Are You drawing us to ask?  I don’t want to be blindsided anymore.  Lord, I want to see. 

 

May the Presence of God see us crying out for vision, and may He draw us to a place near Him that we may receive our sight.  The world won’t see Him if we turn a blind eye.

 

 

Scripture to read:

Luke 18:35-43

Hebrews 12:1-2

Proverbs 4:23-27

 

Prayer:

Father, I ask You to open the eyes of the body of Christ.  Help us to see from Your perspective, to walk in the right path and prevent enemy ambush.  In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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