What's Really Going On?
Sometimes your problem is not just for you.
-As Jesus passed by, He saw a man who had been blind from birth. 2And His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?” 3Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4We must carry out the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. 5While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.” 6When He had said this, He spit on the ground, and made mud from the saliva, and applied the mud to his eyes, 7and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he left and washed, and came back seein. John 9:1-7
When God “passed” by, He saw a man blind from birth. What’s really going on? What He really saw was an opportunity. He used the man’s blindness to create an opportunity. The blindness for was not just for the blind man….but for everyone else around. As we go on, pay attention to who is watching.
In your personal life, pay attention to who God has in your life, who God is using in your life to help you grow. Pay attention to the people around you. Believe it or not, they are probably paying attention to you.
So when it looks like you going through something, and you ask, what’s really going on, guess what? It’s not just for you.
Sometimes your problem draws attention from YOU to God.
The blindness was not to draw attention to the blind man but to draw attention to God. Personal sin was not the reason for the blindness.
Why is it, that we automatically think that when things happen to people, our first response is ooohhh, what have you done? Instead of God, what’s really going on?
Sometimes we do not know how to asked the right questions. There are questions we ask that are unnecessary. Most of the time, we are just trying to be nosey. Sometimes it is just none of your business. And if we had the answer to the question, what good would it do to you to know it?
God is not so concerned about the WHY? But the WHAT? Not why is he blind, not the why you are dealing with that problem, but the WHAT can I do to make it better. You want to know what’s really going on? Stop the WHY questions and ask, God, WHAT do you want me learn from this?
There is always power in your obedience.
When you begin to think of all the things you are going through. The things that God has bought you through, it was not so much in the details, but in your doing.
The power was not in the saliva, nor was it in the mud, nor was it in the pool of Siloam. The power was in his obedience. When we are obedient to God, His works are display in us. He said, GO, That’s what’s really going on? Things are not how they appear. The real purpose was so that God would get the praise.
The phrase "objects in mirror are closer than they appear" is a safety warning that is required to be engraved on passenger side mirrors of motor vehicles. The reason why they appear closer is because the passenger side mirrors or curved slightly whereas the driver side mirrors are flat. The convex or slightly curved mirror on the passenger side reduces the driver’s blind spots presenting a wider field of view.
Your issue, problem, circumstance, is not as big as it appears. God has put a safety warning that is required for you to be obedient. It’s call the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit teaches us how to be obedient. The power is not in the distance that the problem is from you, the power is not in the size of the problem, the power is not in the problem itself, but the power is in your obedience. The power gives you a wider view. The reason why your problem appears so big to you is because of the slightly curved flesh. We are a little bent.
And you may not understand what’s really going on.
If you want to know what’s really going on, realize that:
· Sometimes your problem is not just for you.
· Sometimes your problem draws attention from YOU to God.
· There is always power in your obedience.