Is God in your blind spot?
Mark 6:48 “And he saw them toiling in rowing…and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them…”
Everyone who drives an automobile, sooner or later, experiences one of those “blind spot” moments — a time when you look in your rearview mirror and don’t see the car in the lane beside you. You begin to move over into the left lane, only to hear a loud honking horn warning you that a car is there.
Sometimes, walking with God can be like that blind spot. Although you look for Him and desperately desire to see Him in your situation, it appears He is nowhere to be found. You can’t see Him, you don’t hear Him, and you don’t feel Him. You wonder, “God, are you there?” You think, “God, I can’t see you.” In times like these, you need to know that God is in your blind spot. He is there! You may not see Him, but He sees you; you may not hear Him, but He hears you; you may not feel His presence, but He feels your heart!
In today’s Bible verse, the disciples were caught in a storm at sea while Jesus went to a mountain to pray. As they struggled to row and progress to the other side of the sea, they couldn’t see Jesus in their blind spot, but He could see them. At the right time, He went to them and revealed Himself to them. I believe there are 5 purposes for Godly blind spots:
1.) Divine Timing — God’s timing is not our timing. There are 2 kinds of time: chronos time, which is real, chronological time, and kairos time, which is God’s moment in time when His plan, purpose, and provision comes forth. Kairos moments are “set times” in God while chronos moments are “set times” in man. Oftentimes, people are looking for a kairos moment in a chronos time. As a result, God is not in the rearview mirror. When you attempt to have a kairos moment in a chronos time, you will always birth from the flesh rather than the Spirit! Wait on the timing of God!
2.) Divine Revelation — God oftentimes appears to hide from you in an effort to reveal Himself in greater measure to you. Two men walking on a road to Emmaus after Jesus had been crucified were feeling defeated and discouraged when Jesus showed up and, after breaking bread with them, revealed Himself to them. Their eyes were opened to a fresh revelation of their Lord — His resurrected body! What seems as separation from the Lord oftentimes leads to a greater revelation of Him as the God who never leaves you!
3.) Divine Grace — God will reside in your blind spot at times to give you greater understanding of His grace. After Peter had denied Christ three times, he had to be wondering if God still loved him. He had to be dealing with shame, guilt, despair, and self-condemnation. But after His resurrection, Jesus said, ‘Tell the disciples AND Peter…’ When He’s out of your sight, you’re still in His sight and still on His heart!
4.) Divine Multiplication – Job lost everything – family, provision, identity, etc. He had to have been having difficulty understanding and sensing God. However, Job’s stripping led to his doubling — God restored twice what he lost. Job got double for his trouble! Oftentimes, in the blind spots of your life, God is getting ready to multiply your blessing!
5.) Divine Faithfulness — In your blind spots, God desires to show greater faithfulness to you. Jesus had a blind spot moment as He hung on the cross and asked, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” As the Light of the World hung on that cross, darkness prevailed for a time as the Father seemed to have forsaken His Son. However, God was revealing His faithfulness to His Word and to you and I by providing a Savior! Your blindest spot can bring God’s brightest light!
NOW SAY, “GOD, I CAN SEE YOU!”
A Blessing for You Today: I bless you to navigate through the blind spots of life. May you seek the timing of God and a greater revelation of Him. May you understand His grace and mercy at new levels. I bless you to get double for your trouble. May multiplication be all over your life. Be blessed to experience His faithfulness in your darkest moments. I bless you in the Name of Jesus!
Your Declaration for Today: I declare that I can see the workings of God in my life by faith regardless of how things appear in the natural. I welcome the timing of the Lord. He is revealing Himself to me in fresh ways. Grace is upon me and multiplication is happening all around me. Nothing and no one is or ever can be more faithful to me than my Lord. In Jesus’ Name, I declare it!
(“From the Pulpit” is a weekly sermon provided by the clergy members of The Weirton Ministerial Association)