Who’s Giving You Directions?

Today I thought I’d go back and see what I wrote in the first February of this blog. Unfortunately, I didn’t start writing until August of 2009, but then I stopped after only a few posts. I didn’t start back up until July of 2010, so my first February wasn’t until 2011.

I wanted to see what I had written 10 years ago, but this is the best I can do 🙂

“Blind Leading the Blind”

Do you know what a “small bus” is? Maybe you know it as the “short bus.” Either way, it is a bus on which the physically and mentally handicapped ride to school. Fun, fun, fun.

One day I was filling in on what was called a “Special Needs” route. Being that I was not familiar with where all the stops were, it would have helped to have someone on board, like an attendant, to give me directions.  You see, even though drivers are supposed to write out directions, the ones that get left for the sub drivers aren’t always up-to-date. Attendants regularly help with the “rights and lefts.”

Oh, I’m sorry! You need to know what an “attendant” is, don’t you?

Usually, on all “Special Ed” routes, there is what is called an “attendant.” This is the person who rides along to watch the kids in the back, making sure they stay seated and buckled in, ensuring their safety. However, many times the attendant’s job consists of being cursed, spit on, puked on, drooled on, kicked, and even looked at “funny.”

Anyway, I did not have an attendant this special (pun intended) day. I had a list of directions, but they were pretty vague. I might has well been driving blind, cause I was totally in the dark. I needed a little help. Then, I pick up my first student…maybe she could help me?  Nope….she was blind.

Me: Good morning. How are you doing?

Girl: I am doing great! You don’t sound like our regular driver. You filling in for him?

Me: Yeah, and I wish he had left better directions to get where we need to go. I wish I had some help.

Girl: Don’t worry, I’ll keep you on track. (EXCUSE ME!!)

Me: (Puzzled) What are you going to do, whack me on the back of the head with that stick? (Yes, I said it.)

“Life Lesson”

When the “blind lead the blind,” nobody gets picked up; nobody rides; and the Destination is never reached.

Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. – Matthew 15:14 KJV

Teachers of the Word, be mindful of your doctrine…

Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you. – 1 Timothy 4:16 NKJV

Followers of the Word, be mindful of your teachers…

But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. – 2 Peter 2:1 KJV

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2 responses to “Who’s Giving You Directions?

  1. Made me think of Genesis 18:17
    17 And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;

    What I have found is, If you are in the word, in Gods heart, on his mind, on his team, He will include you and he will lead you such that while you might be blind you see plenty.

    What I enjoy is when God intentionally does the serendipity thing. I could be doing something so obscure there is no way anyone would even think of mentioning it, but then 3 different things will come up that blatantly suggest God is watching and winking. So as I say that, now if I turn on the TV lets say, I would a program would come up on the effects of winking. My son would come over with a case of wink and I might go to back to the bible and they will have a sermon about at the twinkle of an eye. And then I go back to the TV and bewitched comes on with her winking.

    So when God wants my attention, He is very capable of getting it. Now it might be a spiritual gift of sorts, but I think every christian should have that sort of leading happening. It happens so much I can even wish it on someone to prove it and they get a bunch of it happening to them.

    God is so able that I might suspect that you just hurt your eye and have been blinking all night. That might not be the case, but it happens so often, I can pretty well count on some sort of serendipity to take place.

    I know you are talking about people who might try and lead but do not know where they are going or do not know spiritually what it is they should be teaching but do so wrongly, but If God be with us, while we try he ends up dealing with our lack and he makes a silk purse out of a sows ear. Even if its a dummy doing the work. Some times its better when the person is blind. then God can have more sway.

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