Blindfolded Guidance

Blindfolded Guidance

Aug 28, 2017

by Sarina Villalpando

Maranatha Community Church, Colton, CA


You are now blindfolded and trying to find an object in the room. You are in complete darkness, you don’t know where anything is and you don’t know what the object you are trying to find is. The thing you do know is that there is an object hidden for you to find. Could you find the object? Is there something you could use to help you find this object?

A voice has appeared to guide you. It is telling you what directions to go in. It’s told you what you are searching for is a small, round, and gray pebble. You still are in darkness, you wonder if the voice is telling you the correct directions, and you wonder if you really need to find this pebble because the journey so far has been hard.

Sometimes we are faced with complicated decisions and feel that we are in complete darkness — but we never are. We have the guidance of God. God has a plan for us. He is the voice behind the blindfold that is encouraging us which direction to choose — but the choice of following the voice is our decision in the end. We are blind in the world without Christ. We must accept His guidance in order to find our pebble. In James 1:5-6 (NIV) it is written, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”

It is important to remember that we are not alone, no matter how hard the decision is. God has a plan for us to follow. When we have accepted Christ as our savoir, we have the Bible and other Christians to help lead us. We still may not be able to see everything, but we will have direction. Now the question is, how should we go along with following God’s plan? How do we know what He is trying to tell us? What do we do in order to figure out that big choice in our life that God wants us to make?

Pray, read, and pray some more. When we are faced with that decision it is important to continually pray. God may know what is going on in our life but He will not know we are accepting His guidance unless we pray about it. By reading the Bible, God will show us His guidance through words and may reveal something we weren’t seeing. God’s word is a powerful thing that we tend to underestimate. Finally, never stop praying. God is not going to always provide an answer right when we want it. He is going to reveal it when the time is right. Don’t stop praying and don’t give up.

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