Everyone has heard that common saying, “like the blind leading the blind.” In Kindergarten the blind leading the blind was quite literally the case for me. My first attempt through Kindergarten was a dismal failure. Since we moved no one noticed that I couldn’t see until my second attempt at Kindergarten.
During part of my first attempt at Kindergarten we lived in California. My school was literally a hop, skip and a jump away from my house. My mother was quite sick in my early childhood and was unable to walk me to a school. So I walked to school with the boy next door. He wore a patch over his left eye and unbeknownst to the rest of the world I couldn’t see out of my left eye either. It just so happened that as we approached the school from our homes it came up on our left hand side.
We would walk casually to school, and walk and walk and walk right past the school. Neither of us noticed nor worried. We just kept walking; our parents had told us that we couldn’t miss it so we figured it was always just ahead. Calls to our parents were a regular occurrence to see why we were absent. Our parents could walk in a straight line and find us. We never even knew we had been lost. We were the blind leading the blind.
There have been other times in life when I was leading others to nowhere or was following others with no compass. But no longer; today my compass is the Bible, my true North is Christ and my mentor is my Godly husband.
Who are you following? Do you know where you are going? Do you have a goal in mind? Sometimes in life we don’t know we are lost, misguided or off track until either we face consequences, reality hits or a leader comes to rescue us.
What messages are you listening to? Are you plugged into a solid church? Do you have a mentor you can look up to for guidance who is on the path you want to be on? Don’t allow yourself to live life like “the blind leading the blind.”
Despite being on the right path, occasionally I take my eyes off of Christ and frantically try to take the next step only to find myself falling face first calling out to the Lord. In those moments I remember that when Jesus taught us how to pray he said, “Give us our daily bread.” He didn’t say give us our week or year of bread, but to return to God daily for our bread and everything else. He gives us our provision for one day at a time.
He never tires of us coming to Him for our daily bread, daily hope, daily praise and our daily needs.