Walk Like a Blind Man-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power, and welcome to our monthly WOW (Words of Wisdom). I can’t believe it’s already March! Grab your coffee, or whatever you’re drinking, and come on in.

Have you ever seen a blind person walk? Not too long ago, I watched a young man, probably in his late 20s, walk down the street and the only way I could tell he was legally blind is two reasons: One, he had one of those long walking sticks that are painted white towards the bottom. And two, he was getting along pretty good with it but every now and then, he would stop, suddenly unsure of his steps, and use his walking stick to feel the ground ahead of him. Back and forth he swung the stick checking for obstacles, a change in elevation, clearing any debris that may interfere with his steps. And then he’d start off again, a bit tentatively at first, but then he’d gain speed as he gained confidence.

I continued to watch him until he was out of sight, but he didn’t leave my thoughts. I wondered what his story was, if he has been blind all his life, or if it was a gradual loss of sight or even if it could have been diabetes-related. No matter what the cause, he sees the world through different eyes, through the eyes of faith. Sure, he probably places quite a bit of security on or in that walking stick, but it takes faith to even begin to use it.

You and I have a walking stick, too, available to us. 🙂 Every morning He longs for you to come and pick Him up and bring Him with you into your day, into all the details, tasks, travels, into all things. But the truth is many of us don’t do that. Instead, we are like a blind man without the walking stick, going about our day, fumbling as if in the dark, tripping and falling over our poor choices, stopping at the wrong places, be they physical or emotional and in our minds, never once relying on our walking stick of faith.

I can’t even imagine what it would be like to be blind, and yet, I know that I need to live my life as if I were. What I mean is many times I base my faith on things that I can see but true faith is a fixed position based on what is not seen. I need to walk like a blind man, trusting Him for direction, just as 2nd Corinthians 5:7 tells us . . .

Now that wasn’t an eye exam, but imagine the eye chart. I know the older I get, the farther away I need to hold that eye chart so I can see it better unless it’s up really close! So what do you say? I’m thinking it’s time to walk like a blind man.

Have an insightful day,


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One Response to “Walk Like a Blind Man-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    Excellent example and easily understood mental picture. Yes, absolutely we should let the Lord be our walking stick that goes before us and prepares our way clearing the clutter, watching for holes, and smoothing our path daily. He goes before us and prepares our way and we just follow in full confidence that all is well because He leads.

    Kisses, Nanny-Mom