Spiritual Blinders

DSCF3141I am very fortunate to work with a group of young and talented people. They look on in amazement as I try to track things on my legal pad as they create and use multi-colored spreadsheets. They are a kind and helpful group.

I asked a friend (who has a far more stressful job than I do) how he manages to survive days that seem crazy at times. He said, “I put on my blinders…I sit down…and I focus.”

How about our spiritual blinders?

There have been times on my walk of faith when I could not see the entire view. Lightning strikes of anxiety or huge waves of depression would be all I could focus on. I would often wonder where God was in the middle of those storms.

He was there. As was the break in the clouds or the safety of the shore.

On our walk of faith, we will meet people who don’t see God in their life. Listen to them. Talk with them and share your story. Assure them. Help them remove their blinders to expand their view.

He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.”

– Mark 4: 39

 

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