Taking the blind man by the hand, He brought him out of the village; and after spitting on his eyes and laying His hands on him, He asked him, “Do you see anything?” And he looked up and said, “I see men, for I see them like trees, walking around.” Then again, He laid His hands on his eyes, and he looked intently and was restored, and began to see everything clearly. (Mark 8:23-25)
I truly believe our God wants His people to have eyes that see clearly. Not just this physical world, but into the spiritual one as well. Our spiritual eyes allow us to see what God is doing. Jesus said “the Son can do nothing of Himself unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing.”
In the same way, Jesus says “You can do nothing apart from me.” We have to be on the lookout for what God is doing so we can be the hands and feet He has called us to be. Apart from Him, we can do nothing. Literally. We can get all caught up in a good idea or a good cause and God not be a part of it. In the book of Acts, the disciples were getting ready to go to Asia to preach the Gospel. I can think of no higher calling. Yet the Holy Spirit forbid it. If they had not been hearing from God, they could have been all caught up in a “good thing” and God not of been a part of it. It has to be something initiated and finished by God from beginning to end. Otherwise, the good we do won’t last. Jesus, Himself has said, “Every plant which My heavenly Father did not plant shall be uprooted.”
Pray that God will open your eyes to the work He is doing around you, for the “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.” The very mission field He may call you to may not be across the ocean but in your own home, or across the street at your neighbor’s house or even to the homeless man begging for money on your drive to work.