Remembering the games of my childhood, I fondly recall playing Blind Man’s Bluff (tag), Pin the Tail on the Donkey, and Taste Test. The commonality of these games is that they require a blindfold to play.
Although being blindfolded removes the sense of sight while playing, all your other senses become heightened and grow keener. In addition, you must TRUST in order to play successfully.
- Blind Man’s Bluff – you have to LISTEN to every sound, learning to distinguish movement and direction. You’ll need to TOUCH objects & people, in your sightless search for someone to tag.
- Pin the Tail on the Donkey – you have to TOUCH objects in your path, allowing you to locate the desired target. Sometimes others will try to “guide” you to the object. This requires TRUST in your helpers to steer you correctly.
- Taste Test – your sense of SMELL must come to the forefront when identifying a food choice which you cannot see. Depending on the game’s rules where you’re playing, you may be able to TOUCH the food, to feel its texture and help in identification.
As with these games, our lives can seem like we’re trying to maneuver blindfolded! We often have to determine what is the most effective way to deal with situations when we cannot SEE which way to turn.
Walking with God is an exercise in TRUST. He will not steer you wrong, or try to persuade you to get off track. But, we can only move forward when we Do. Not. Doubt.
For we walk by faith, not by sight. ~2 Corinthians 5:7 (NKJV)
Believe. Trust. Convinced. Confident in. You have to allow your other spiritual senses to grow keener. Make provision for heightened spiritual awareness as you walk forward in Christ.
Most of all, just PAUSE. Get your spiritual bearings. Don’t try to SEE with natural eyes what is only meant for spiritual eyes of discernment. Pause…and then take the next step. In FAITH! With Faith. Through Faith.
Then, as you walk in Faith, the HIM-POSSIBLE will come to pass — right before both your natural AND your spiritual eyes!
The devotions in The Pause for Him-Possible series are in the process of being published and will be available to purchase soon!