What Is The Difference Between You & the Blind?

8 Dec

Great Movie

If the first thing that comes to your mind is the blind can’t see. You’re wrong. The Blind can see. They see through their other senses & most importantly through faith.

The difference is, we have the privilege of choice. We can choose to walk by faith or by sight. More often than not, we choose the latter.

Sometimes, we become afraid of the things we see. When we see how long the road is. How high the mountain is. How wide the river is.

We get taken aback by the magnitude of these obstacles that we see. So much so that we doubt ourselves. We lose sight of our goal because we focus our sight on the obstacle itself.

What if we closed our eyes. What if we lose sight for a while & faced the goal. We won’t see the long road, the huge mountain or the large river. Will we still be afraid?

If a blind man’s goal is behind those obstacles. He knows it is, he can’t see it but by faith he knows what he wants is right there past all these obstacles. He won’t know how long the road is till he walked it, he won’t know how high the mountain is till he climbed it, neither will he know how wide the river is till he has swam across it. All he knows is that if he doesn’t give up, he will reach his goal & that is all that matters.

Why can’t we do the same? Why let sight be a curse? It’s a privilege that we can see. Sometimes roads can be so long you don’t see the end of it, mountains can be so high you don’t see the top of it & rivers can be so wide that you don’t see the other side. But it is there! Just because you can’t see the end of things it’s not there. When you believe that it is there without seeing it, that’s faith.

Take that leap of faith. Our sight is not as important as we think it is. Through sight, visualize victory not failure. With faith walk those roads, climb those mountains and conquer those rivers. Only through experience & failure will we learn & improve. As long as we never give up, we’ll reach our goals or be as close to it as possible. Success is not everything & it is not the only thing. The process is. When you finally stop & look back, I promise you, the roads you’ve walked, the mountains you’ve climbed & river you’ve crossed will give you the best memories of your life.

Think of your past achievements. Were you able to see them before you achieved them? When you looked back, were they great memories? If yes, use these past victories & memories as your pillar of strength. Whenever you’re in doubt, it is probably because of what you saw, so use your faith.

Walk By Faith & Not By Sight

I can’t and have no right to describe how it feels to be truly blind, I can however imagine how scary it is. I admire those who were born visually impaired or lost their sight but somehow with faith in themselves and from those around them, they stood up & live as they were destined to.

I know a lady who enjoys life without sight. She maneuvers herself skillfully around her house, makes beverages for herself & most amazingly she sharpens knives & scissors with precision. She listens to the news or goes out to enjoy the sun & the breeze. She enjoys her meals very much & is surrounded by beautiful laughters. She has proven that without sight, one can still truly be happy.



8 Responses to “What Is The Difference Between You & the Blind?”

  1. docmench January 23, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    Nice post..very inspiring..Nothing is impossible, you just need to believe, keep the faith and you’ll reach your goal. I haven’t watched that movie “At First Sight” yet. but i try to look for it now.

  2. Asrari January 7, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

    I visited a lot of website but I believe this one has something extra in it in it

  3. Paoletto January 5, 2011 at 11:02 pm #

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  4. Augustine Gullung January 4, 2011 at 11:42 pm #

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  5. Baldwin Ng December 10, 2010 at 9:31 pm #

    Hey Stephanie! Thank you! I personally regard it as my best post, but sadly it’s the least read post. So really thank you for being the first to comment. By the way, she’s my gf’s grandmother. Coincidently I wrote this post the day before her birthday.

    In Singapore, our second language is mandarin, the older generation speak a variety of dialects though, including cantonese.

    Thank you once again!

  6. stephanie December 10, 2010 at 7:13 pm #

    a very nice post and well written article.. I love it when other people see things in a different way…
    I do know that some of us are blind in some other ways. and happy birthday to your popo..
    I just wonder do you use mandarin or Cantonese in Singapore?

    • Essie Nasher January 24, 2011 at 11:21 pm #

      amazing, this really made me think. wow, thanks for an incredible post ^^ you inspire me


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