Asking for Directions

John 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38:

As Jesus passed by he saw a man blind from birth. He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva, and smeared the clay on his eyes, and said to him, “Go wash in the Pool of Siloam” — which means Sent —. So he went and washed, and came back able to see. His neighbors and those who had seen him earlier as a beggar said, “Isn’t this the one who used to sit and beg?” Some said, “It is, ” but others said, “No, he just looks like him.” He said, “I am.” They brought the one who was once blind to the Pharisees. Now Jesus had made clay and opened his eyes on a sabbath. So then the Pharisees also asked him how he was able to see. He said to them, “He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and now I can see.” So some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, because he does not keep the sabbath.” But others said, “How can a sinful man do such signs?” And there was a division among them. So they said to the blind man again, “What do you have to say about him, since he opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.” They answered and said to him, “You were born totally in sin, and are you trying to teach us?” Then they threw him out. When Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, he found him and said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” He answered and said, “Who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?” Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and the one speaking with you is he.” He said, “I do believe, Lord,” and he worshiped him.


There is a stereotype that men are less likely to ask for driving directions when they are lost while driving their vehicles.  Whether or not we believe this stereotype, it’s actually “true” across the board (for both men and women) when it comes to our Spirituality.  Nobody on this side of Heaven completely-trusts every sign that they receive from God – because, we sll get signs from Him each and every moment of each and every day (whether or not we believe that and/or Believe in Him).  The folks during Jesus’ earthly Ministry had a hard time Believing in “that Carpenter’s Kid from Nazareth” even when he was healing all kinds of things and all kinds of people – including raising people from the dead.  No matter how many Signs Jesus did right in front of them, they just wouldn’t Believe in Him.  It was no different in Moses’ day and it’s no different today.  There is so much historical, scientific, geological, archeological, astrological, scientific, etc. evidence for everything in the Bible, and, still, billions of folks refuse to Believe in It and/or in Him.  What’s worse is that most who choose not to Believe in Him don’t ever read the Good News (only found in the Bible) for themselves.  It’s the equivalent of saying a movie is really “bad” without ever having watched it.  So, when we find ourselves not Believing, we simply need to humble ourselves, stop what we’re doing, and “ask Him for directions”.  Jesus has promised to “light the Way” through Him to Where we all truly-want to go.

2 Comments on “Asking for Directions

  1. This is so true. Thank you for sharing. I try to always ask God what to do. However, I don’t always do this. Then have to ask repentance for not asking for direction.


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