Why Trusting God Might Not Mean You Follow Blindly


“It is written: ‘I believed; therefore I have spoken.’ Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself.”­-2 Corinthians 4: 13-14
I have heard some people refer to trusting God as stepping off a cliff in faith or walking to the end of a pier and stepping onto the water in trust. I’m not sure if I can really agree with the analogy. I don’t think God is going to lead us like that, but I could be wrong.
I feel like God is always revealing Himself and guiding us, but not always visible. If we follow God where He is leading, then are we really stepping blindly?
Follow me on this. Yes, the Scriptures clearly state, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”(Hebrews 11:1-3; NIV) However, I am not sure if that means we walk with a blindfold and step.
Faith is in God, not an event. Faith is in Jesus, not an opportunity. We may not see Jesus, but we see His work in and around us. He is right in front of us saying, “step”. We see that our Old Testament ancestors walked in faith to places they did not know or built things out of faith, not because they knew why, but because they trusted God. However, they were following the audible voice of God
(or an angel of God, but God nonetheless). They trusted the voice and moved toward it. They did not know the outcome, but they knew God had something in store.
Even when Peter stepped out of the boat, he didn’t step blindly, he stepped towards Jesus. He saw Him and trusted His words. He didn’t know what to expect, but he was not stepping blindly.
The reality is, if we step out in faith, we step knowing that we are stepping towards God. We are not stepping towards a job opening, we are not stepping towards a move, but we are stepping towards a closer relationship with Christ.
We may not know what He has in store, which is where faith comes in, but the blindfold is off because we know that ultimately we are moving closer to our Creator.
We see that He has made things out of nothing (refer back to Hebrews 11), so the Scriptures have allowed us to know that He has the ability to make what we don’t see into something great.
Our trust in God does not happen with our eyes closed, but because our eyes have become opened. We have had our steps illuminated through the actions of Jesus and the work of the Holy Spirit in us. We see where we are going and to Whom we are headed towards, which is all we really need to see anyway.
Christ is leading the way. We cannot follow with our eyes blinded.
We have to see Christ in order to step in faith.
May we have our eyes opened to what God wants us to see. May we step in faith, not knowing what God is going to make out of it, but knowing our sight should be on Christ and His guidance.
Peace and blessings friends.

QUESTION: Where have you stepped in faith?
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