Having others doubt in God’s promises for your life, before it is tangible, is common. Unfortunately, most people have the mind set of “gotta see it to believe it.” But as I read the story of the man born blind, the Holy Spirit gave me even deeper revelation. Jesus spit in the mud, wiped it on the blind mans eyes and told him to wash in order to be healed. He immediately went, obeyed and received his sight.
Some of his own neighbors had trouble believing it was him. Even when he boldly proclaimed that he was indeed the same man.
Instead of celebrating the miracle, others became upset with their prideful, religious spirits.
Some of the Pharisees were saying, “This man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath.” But others were saying, “How can a man who is a sinner perform such signs?” And there was a division among them.” – John 9:16-17
Even when he was asked who God was and answered, “He is a prophet.” The jews still didn’t believe him. In fact, they went as far as to deny that he ever was blind and even sent for his parents to get “proof”.
The man who at this point was tired of the doubt and attacks by those unbelievers, sums it up by saying, “I don’t know how He did it. All I know is, I was blind but now I see!”
But the pharisees were relentless and continued to berate him. Asking over and over the same questions. So funny, that then his response is, “Why do you keep asking me? Do you want to become His disciples too?” Of course, that made them more upset.
You see even when there is proof of God. Even when miracles come to pass and when promises are fulfilled, people doubt. There will be people who will still say it wasn’t God. Or they might say you never were sick in the first place. All because they stay blind to the power and truth of Jesus.
Don’t be discouraged by what others say or think. Stay steady and don’t look for mans approval. It’s not up to you to convince others. Stay obedient, focused and don’t lose faith.
Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.” -John 9:41