“When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening…” Luke 18:36a
You cannot AFFORD to DEPEND on the Crowd to LEAD your way in life.
It is practically IMPOSSIBLE to walk with the SIGHT of another; and journey to your destiny with the LIGHT of another man’s vision.
Your hunt for people’s sanction, and addiction for public approval for every cause of direction or action in your life is a Major Sign that you are either visionless or weak in sight.
Are you living by Divination or by Vision?
Many, like blind Bartimaeus, can know nothing happening around their life and destiny except they run to people of various kinds –prophets, pastors, diviners, friends and foes – for insight. Many as such live by divination instead of vision.
“Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a pit?
You are in a pit of deception and valley of decision – Joel 3:14 because you had thought that you can journey to destiny with the eyes of another man.
If you always generate ideas of how your life should be and look like, or what you ought to do and be like from what others do or don’t do, or you operate your life by what people approve and say, then you are visionless. Your life is simply a clueless machine being controlled by the crowd.
God did not create you to run with the visions of others, neither has He created you to walk with the sight of another – every man needs to walk in the light of his own vision.
- You may join a mission, but you need to walk the missionary path with your OWN vision – that is, know that part you are called to play on that mission and perform it; that is VISION
- You may have been invited to be a part of a great commission, be a wise virgin and trim your own lamp with sufficient oil for sight in the area/hour of need – that is, discover your assignment and relevance and fulfil it; that is VISION
They charge like warriors; they scale walls like soldiers. They all march in line, not swerving from their course. They do not jostle each other; each marches straight ahead. They plunge through defences without breaking ranks.
Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules
A man of vision is a man of narrow perspective with a wide objective –singularity of focus with dynamic intentions.
As a matter of fact, the reason you have too much crowd around you is because you are not walking the lane of vision. The vision lane is narrow and lonely; you will not find the crowd on it.
Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it
Blind Bartimaeus, as a result of his condition, became vulnerable and susceptible to the people around him; he was at the mercy of the crowd that could either lead or mislead him. He was always in darkness of knowledge –both of good and of evil; he was always in want of information –even the very ones that may prosper him.
Being Visionless is an inadequacy of Capacity to KNOW, and a deficiency of Intuition to DISCERN.
Woe unto a visionless man with a wicked crowd around him always; how miserable is a life encompasses about with deceitful and undependable folks.
Yet, that is the reality of life. Life is not fair, and the whole world lies in wickedness –1 John 5:19. As it is written:
There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
This means that the crowd with which we are surrounded on our life’s journey to destiny are deceitful with desperate wickedness. Therefore, most pitiable among men are those without a direct vision from God; such that have to depend on men for direction.
It is highly probable for a blind and visionless man to be led astray. Because, he already lack understanding of his environment and he can only do what people says he should do, or go to where they tell him he should go.
The light of the body is the eye: if therefore your eye be single, your whole body shall be full of light
God has created you with your own sight and your own vision.
Receive, Activate, and Run with it!