Open Your Eyes!

So Jesus answered and said to him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” The blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.”
Mark 10:51 NKJV

I was standing in faith for God’s provision but couldn’t see how He would solve a particular problem. If  there was to be a solution, God would have to provide it.

During this time, a piece of mail sat on my kitchen counter. God finally drew me to it because I have a huge stack sitting there. I half heartedly opened it and in the envelope was my answer.

Often what we need and prayed for is right before us if only we would see what God has done!

Our blessings can’t bless us if we don’t “see” them. To see them, we must open our eyes and minds. Our assumptions cloud our vision!

We must train ourselves to see God’s presence and provision in the midst of our trials!   DSC_0321 (2)

My “answer” looked like junk mail! How many times do we overlook answers to our problems simply because they don’t appear the way we expect them to?

God often directs people to us, but we can easily look past them because they don’t look or act the way we do. Wisdom, friendship, understanding, and comfort we lose because we are blind to what is really there.

I read an interesting statement recently. “We are so busy trying to work up to God that we fail to see He has already reached down to us.” ***  

The posturing, rituals, and habits we propose to worship Him sometime get in the way of truly communing with God.  When we look for God all around us, we can abide with Him right where we are.

Open your eyes and open your mind to something different. Different people. Different places. Different possibilities.

You just may find the blessing you’ve been searching for has been in front of you all along.

Open your eyes and see…


***If you are the author of these words I can not get out of my mind please let me know so I can link back to your original post!


“Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love.” 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 NKJV

“You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others [do], but let us watch and be sober.” 1 Thessalonians 5:5-6 

“Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed [is] willing, but the flesh [is] weak.” Mark 14:38 NKJV