How To Overcome Spiritual Blindness : Spiritual blindness is the inability to see spiritual truth. It’s a condition we all suffer from. We are spiritually blind by nature. We are born into sin and completely unable to see or perceive spiritual truth for what it is, particularly about God and his holiness and love. That’s why we need the Holy Spirit to open our eyes in order to see who Jesus Christ truly is, that he is God with us, risen from the dead, seated at the right hand of the Father, and coming again. If you look throughout the Bible, you’ll see that God does this work of opening people’s eyes over and over again. The prophet Isaiah speaks of his ministry among an audience of spiritually blind people: “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ” (Romans 10:17). And again in Isaiah 42:6-7: “I will lead the blind by a way they do not know; I will guide them on paths they have not known,” yet Jesus himself provides this same kind of insight through his words while he was on earth: “An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign,” thus when someone becomes spiritually sighted they can point back to some decisive moment in their life where God opened their eyes to who Jesus really is.
How To Overcome Spiritual Blindness
The Gospel is the only answer
The Gospel is the only answer.
The Gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ.
The Gospel is the good news of salvation.
The Gospel is the good news of forgiveness.
The Gospel is the good news of eternal life.
Humbly acknowledge our inability to see
To overcome spiritual blindness, it’s important to start with an honest assessment of how you’ve been living your life. Are you spiritually dead? Or perhaps alienated from God? In order to overcome spiritual blindness, we must first recognize our inability to see and understand spiritual truth. As Romans 8:7 says: “The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace;” If we want to be able to see the things of God clearly, then we need to make sure that our minds are being controlled by the Holy Spirit.
Preach the gospel to ourselves daily
The gospel is the only answer to our sin problem, and we must preach it to ourselves daily. The gospel is the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. It’s God’s power for salvation, because in Christ alone there is hope and life eternal. The Bible says that “the just shall live by faith” (Romans 1:17). When you believe in Jesus Christ as your Savior from sin, you will experience spiritual healing and freedom from bondage—not just in your mind or emotions but also in your body!
Pray for a new heart and new eyes
Pray that God would give you a new heart and new eyes, which could see the Gospel.
- Ask God to give you a new heart – a heart that is tender toward Him, responsive to His love and not hardened by sin.
- Ask for a spiritual transformation where your carnal mind is replaced with one that is more like Christ’s mind. This includes the ability to think about spiritual matters with clarity instead of confusion.
- Ask for an inner light so you can see clearly what’s happening around you spiritually.
God gives his children (and those who will become his children) the ability to see.
God wants you to see. But he knows that your pride and stubbornness will get in the way of your seeing. It’s not enough to ask God to give us a new heart and new eyes—we must also pray for him to remove the blinders that prevent us from seeing.
We need to ask God for this ability because our spiritual blindness is a result of sin, which has blinded our minds from knowing the truth about ourselves and about Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4:4). And like any other problem caused by sin, it’s not something you can fix yourself—you need God’s help.
In a world that is spiritually blind, we must trust in the Lord to help us make sense of the things around us. We must see with eyes of faith and not rely on our own understanding—an understanding that is tainted by sin. When we look at the world with spiritual blindness, let’s remember that God has given his children (and those who will become his children) the ability to see.