Posted by: everynation | August 26, 2009

Skiing Blind

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by Paul Barker

A television program preceding the 1988 Winter Olympics featured blind skiers being trained for slalom skiing. Paired with sighted skiers, the blind skiers were taught on the flats how to make right and left turns. When that was mastered, they were taken to the slalom slope, where their sighted partners skied beside them shouting, “Left!” and “Right!” at the appropriate times. As they trusted and obeyed the sighted skiers, they were able to navigate the course and cross the finish line. They depended solely on the sighted skiers’ word. It was either complete trust or total catastrophe.

We are the blind skiers attempting to navigate the slippery slopes of life. But fortunately, we have a trustworthy guide whispering directions in our ears. If we trust Him, we will finish the course. And we can trust Him because He is worthy of trust.

“He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change His mind; for He is not a man, that He should change His mind.” (I Samuel 15:29)

Faith is many things, but its very essence is total trust in God’s character.

Paul Barker is the Director of the Every Nation Leadership Institute-North America and the author of


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