Look up John 9:5-12. The second quality that the man had was that he was where he was supposed to be. If he had been anywhere else, he would not have crossed paths with Christ and been healed. Many times we as Christians know that we are supposed to go to work, go home to our families, and go to church. If we would just be where we are supposed to be, we can avoid a lot of trouble.
John 9:5-12 “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing. The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged? Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he. Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened? He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight. Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not.” The first quality of this blind man that we need to incorporate into our own lives is obedience. He had to go wash in the pool of Siloam before he would be able to see. Many time Christians are the same way. We will have to trust and obey what God is telling us to do before we will see why He told us to do it.
Luke 18:21 “And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.” The ruler when talking to Jesus had done what he was supposed to do ever since he was a child. We are told in Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” With that verse in mind, we should be encouraged to continue soul winning, to stay in church, to serve God, and to get along with those around us.
Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” While most of us have that verse memorized, memorizing it doesn’t mean that we are following it. God has a plan for our lives if we would but simply trust Him and follow what He says.
1 Corinthians 10:31 “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” What we do should be bringing glory to God. Think about your plans for the week. Do they honor God or do you need to change your motive?