“Don’t worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon.” (John Madden)
Sometimes we feel like that blind horse making our way, not knowing just where we are going, the whys, and sometimes the real purpose of our lives.
Life would be so much easier if we could prepare ourselves for what was coming next. Surely we would make better plans if we were aware of upcoming events. Or, at least be able to endure certain hardships if we knew “why” they came our way. What lesson are we to take away.
Life is made up of pop quizzes. Many times we cannot even study or prepare for what is asked of us. We try to make plans, only to adjust and readjust. (Ever feel like the GPS re-routing?)
Sure we need a vision, but like the horse we need to plod ever forward pulling whatever load we have.
The good news is that we don’t have to have 20/20 vision to find God. God will find us. All we have to do is to respond to his gentle (or sometimes not so gentle) guidance with a grateful and trusting heart.
Like the rein on the back of the horse God will lead us in the direction for personal and spiritual perfection. We need to trust and honor that journey that God has in mind for us. We just have to face each day with a strong faith that the good Lord knows what is best for us.
It’s not for us to know what is in the mind of God. Sometimes, when I struggle wanting to know exactly where I need to be, I repeat this affirmation, “My vision is complete and perfect at this time.” (As limited as my vision is). With that planted in my heart, I wait…
There will never be an end to life’s surprises, and no rules or easy axioms will ever fully prepare us for them. The weather forecasters will never be able to predict the weather, the economists will never be able to tell us what we really want to know, and no rules or procedures will ever suffice for all occasions.
We live in a land of surprises, oftentimes feeling like the blind horse.
Only those hearts whose habits are faith-filled and trusting will be ready for the unexpected astonishments of every day, even if the eyesight gets a little blurry.
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