originally published at on 11/8/17

Welcome back to The Road2Wholness Blog!  Thank you for stopping by and for taking the read today. Thank you also for your great anticipation of Lab 3.  In this blog, we’ll look at the power and the blessing of being blinded by God.  As we continue on our journey to becoming, there will be many times when we will need to be blinded.  Sometimes we will be blinded from harm, sometimes we will be blinded from God, and there will even be times that our understanding will be blinded. 

Part of the benefit of being blinded is that we get to keep our peace.  Outside of worry and over thinking, God’s glory can really be seen.  In the spiritual realm, eyes enable us to discern the depths of good and evil.  It’s like the story of Adam and Eve in the garden.  They had been blinded until they decided to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  Immediately, they felt naked.  However, when God is ready to position us to receive or make monumental accomplishments, He will often blind us in order to make us fearless.  Unopposed by fear, we move boldly into place.    So, don’t be afraid to be clothed in blindness as you journey. 

In Exodus 33:21-23, when Moses asked for the Lord to show His glory and to accompany him, God explained that He would have to put Moses in a cleft of a rock, and cover him until He had passed by.  Moses accepted that he would have to be blinded to have God’s glory before him.  Therefore, when it’s hard to see, consider that God is with you.  Even more important, consider that God is passing by; not to leave you, but to go before you. 

Let’s look at those scriptures a bit closer.  God informed Moses that near Him there was a rock, and that he could stand on the rock.  Then He said He would put Moses in the cleft of the rock, and cover him with His hand.  So, we see Jesus was always a part of God’s glory, and that He remains the place where we can go blind.  We go blindly in our faith in Jesus, understanding that near Him, God resides. 

In Numbers 23-35, there is a story of God using the sight of a donkey to spare one of His prophets.  Three times the donkey stopped abruptly, and was beaten for it.  Later, god opened the man’s eyes, and he realized that the donkey had saved his life, for it was God opposing him.   Imagine that.  The subordinate who was to take instructions, and who wasn’t supposed to be able to speak; a donkey—was then allowed in verses 28-30 to question his master.  Interestingly enough, the donkey asks him, “Have I been in the habit of doing this to you?” when accused by his master of making a fool of him.  The prophet answered, “No.”  So, we see here that God will also blind us from harm, while using the foolish things to confound the wise. 

Lastly, let’s go to Luke 24:30-31.  Here we read about Jesus after He had been resurrected.  It talks about Jesus communing with two men and feeding them.  When they’d first encountered Jesus they were attracted to His presence and knowledge.  They walked with Him, and then invited Him to stay with them.  Jesus was prepared to continue walking with them; informing them, but they invited Him to stay with them.  Then Jesus breaks bread with them.  The scripture says, “He took the bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them.  Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him, and He disappeared from their sight.”  This is powerful.  This was the moment Jesus began to distribute Himself by spirit.  Here we see two different levels of understanding.  A distinction is made here between God walking with us, and God feeding us.  There is a level of understanding that God sets aside to those whom he allows to be his witnesses.   Therefore we are blinded in our understanding in relation to the role we are assigned to play.  This is why we can only ever present information.  When we move into trying to open eyes, we move into God’s territory, and many times we can find ourselves fighting the will of God.  In Luke 24:45, we see that when Jesus was departing for good, he then opened the minds of his witnesses to the scriptures.  This was the final show of their veil being torn.  One might think, after all the time that the disciples had been walking with Jesus and living alongside Him, that they already understood, but this scripture shows different.  Therefore, it was the moment after He obtained His glory and fed them.  Interestingly, up until that point the disciples felt lost, and did not quite know what their next steps were to be.  Up until then, they had been blinded. 

If we look at all the examples here collectively, we will realize that the closer God is, the more we become blinded.  It is a testament to the word that He will never leave us.  It also speaks to the matter of moving out in faith, understanding that God is with us as we go.  So, the next time you feel blinded, remember the burden of knowing.  Consider the chill of nakedness.  Now, stop and think of the benefits of being blinded, and consider how near to you God is. 

Thank you for taking the stroll with The Road2Wholeness Blog. 

Remember to go within that you may never go without.  The God within you awaits you.  Until our paths collide again, I wish you… Peace, Love, Life, and Complete Wholeness in Christ.

In Service,

NaTisha Renee Williams