“Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village. Then, spitting on the man’s eyes, He laid his hands on him and asked, “Can you see anything now?”
Jesus took the man out of his environment and brought him somewhere new. We all have struggles and fleshly battles, when we think we don't have to change our environment we get stuck in a bigger battle then we need to be in. God will always give us a way out if we are focused on Him. Since we live in this temporary home we should desire to learn, grow, and see the easy way that God shows us. We can guess that the man He took out of the city had sight before because he recognizes trees, look at verse 24, “The man looked around. “Yes,” he said, “I see people, but I can’t see them very clearly. They look like trees walking around.”
This is another reminder of how our environment can keep us stuck in a spot God is trying to move us from. We need to come to Him daily with an open heart and mind so we can see what He is doing in our lives. As you continue reading in this chapter verse 25 says, “Then Jesus placed His hands on the man’s eyes again, and his eyes were opened. His sight was completely restored, and he could see everything clearly.” He could see everything clearly, look at what Jesus says to him in verse 26 which I believe is the key to our transformation and our growth. “Jesus sent him away, saying, “Don’t go back into the village on your way home.” He didn't tell him not to go home, He said don't go back into the village on your way home. What is your vice, something that keeps you spinning your wheels? Is it drinking, drugs, porn, gossip, add whatever you need to then stay away from it. Don't go back to that "Village" we need to keep seeking what God has placed in our heart and renew our minds daily so we are reminded of the good He has for us and not the things that entice our flesh.
This is a daily battle and we must realize that it takes effort on our part. Look what it says in Galatians chapter 5 verse 17, “The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.” They are 'constantly fighting' so we need to be constantly preparing ourselves by living the word out to be like Jesus. Jesus will fill us but unless we listen and hear what He says or our troubles can outweigh what He has done. We can't go back to our village we must keep moving in Him. Amen