Title: GO BLIND: COURSING THROUGH THE DARKNESS
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.1 John 3:2
Point: “One of the hardest thing to do is to walk/work in darkness. But, when light comes, every other thing cones into perspective.”
I observed years ago that people walk funny at night. There is this awkward posture they take when they walk in dark hours that is totally different from the way they walk at night. I think this is because, at night there is little clarity, and also little consideration of being noticed by others. These factors, thus, becomes an unconscious influence on how people walk in dark hours: clarity and consideration of external notice.
Darkness can mean the unknown. And, the unknown is that place where you’re not aware of the next thing that can happen to you. It is the point where you aren’t fully aware of what might or might not be happening around you. Many people even fear the dark. In the dark, they don’t do anything. They are still until light comes.
But, you’ll agree with me that it is easier to walk and work well when you can see (clarity). And it is easier to compose yourself when you’re aware of what’s going on around you and who’s watching your step.
Comparatively, it is easier to hold on to God when you can see where/what God is saying and doing around you. It is easier to keep standing when you can see. When you can see, you can hope. When you can hope, you can live. Ain’t that right?
But can you afford to go blind? Can you attempt to delve into the unknown? Can you walk in the dark when you’re afraid of it? Can you keep walking when you can’t even see your destination?
This is the hardest part.
a) Now, we are… (identity)
b) And (but) it does not yet appear…(dark)
c) But we know… (light)
When God takes you, first He gives you an identity (Now we are the sons of God). Then your making process begins. In that process, you are going to go through uncertain moments that might make you even begin to doubt your identity and God’s promised destiny over you (and it does not yet appear). Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, David, Moses, they all went through this hour (it does not yet appear). But the silver lining is this. The dark, unknown phase is not your destiny/destination. There is light!
This Light shines in the darkness. The potential of light is only revealed in the darkness and not among lights. What is this light? It is that hidden promise of God (His spoken and revealed Word) from the beginning to you. Holding on to these promises will be like carrying light in the dark times (BUT WE KNOW… we shall be). And this is what faith is: Your ability and resolution to receive that spoken word and take that step into the unknown and impossible. Faith powers up the switch and turn darkness into light. But, again, can you trust God for light in darkness? Go blind.
The potential of light is revealed only in the dark. The way up starts from down. Go blind! Going blind isn’t walking without a propeller. No, rather, it is walking even when it seems you don’t even known where you’re going yet you still feel the push to keep going simply because “God said”.
O there is light in the unknown phase for those who aren’t afraid to step into it.
Will you shy or run away from your darkness or will you make bold to step out into it with the confidence that you carry the light (God’s promises in your heart).
This is what will happen:
Thy word is a lamp…a light unto my path
Don’t give up in the darkness. Switch on the light. Take hold of the promises. God never left you alone. His promises are available to you. They are you guiding light. Walk in them and you’ll never stumble in darkness. They that walk in the light will never stumble in darkness. They that walk in light will never end in darkness. He who will come will come and He won’t delay any more.
Ps. 119:105, John 12:46, 2Peter 1:19, Heb. 10:37-38