“AS HE passed along, He noticed a man blind from his birth. His disciples asked Him, Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind? Jesus answered, It was not that this man or his parents sinned, but he was born blind in order that the workings of God should be manifested (displayed and illustrated) in him”- Luke 9:1-3(AMP)
Like Jesus’ disciples in this passage, we are usually so quick to draw conclusions or judge situations without adequate ‘evidence’. Most times we just open our mouths to castigate others because of the situation they might have found themselves in. Some conclude that it’s sin that causes all the challenges we face. Well, this passage proves otherwise. As much as sin could be the culprit, not always.
If it’s as a result of sin, God’s plan for discipline is still for our own good. He corrects us and sometimes gives us some lashes so that we could retrace our steps to Him. God inspired the proverb: “Spare the rod and spoil the child”, what do you expect? He doesn’t want us to get ‘spoilt’. Therefore, identify the purpose. Accept correction with gladness. You can be sure that it is because God loves you that he is disciplining you.
God’s purpose stands sure. He knows the end right from the very beginning. He is in the know of why you are going through what you are going through right now. If sin truly has nothing to do with your predicament, accept that God’s plans for you are for good and not evil; to give you a future and hope.
He is preparing a much greater glory for you. If that man wasn’t blind, i guess there might not have been a record of him. He became a means of training/lesson/encouragement for us as God’s children. So before you finish your soul with a guilt-bath, ask what God’s purpose for the situation is. God is a loving Father who answers our questions. Ask and it shall be given to you. Don’t be hasty in drawing conclusions- either concerning your situation or others’. Allow the Author and Finisher of your faith be the one to tell you explicitly what the conclusion of the matter is.
Align with God’s purpose. Let the Lord have His way. Your latter will be greater than your past in Jesus’ name!
-Omosebi, Mary Omolola