Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you? Lord, I want to see, he
replied.”… Luke 18:40-41
I need vision; Lord, I want to see, blind Bartimaeus exclaimed!
See, VISION is the ONLY means to attract PROVISION.
It is a waste of effort in prayer, asking for provision without a vision.
Where there is no vision, the people perish – for lack of provision and run wild in ambition – Proverbs 29:18
Bartimaeus knew by revelation, that whoever has vision secures provision by default. Because the light of vision naturally attracts provision to itself; provision flows in the direction of vision.
Emphatically Bartimaeus told Jesus, all I need is Vision. I don’t need just Provision but Vision. I have been ambitious chasing provision all my life, and am worn out. I have been begging for possession for years, yet I haven’t had enough to bring me out of lack and insolvency. Covetousness has blindfolded me, and its occupation has been my ruin and brought me no fulfilment. There is a vacuum of darkness within me, for Light has not gained entrance into my life through the abundance of my possessions –Luke 12:15
See, Purpose is what draws the blessing of fulfilment. The visions of God generate the power for supernatural exploits. The road of vision is overlaid with grace, and its terrace is ornamented with supplies.
Therefore, walk in the lane of Vision and walk into abundance of Provision. Seeking provision when vision-less is begging for arms without sight and chasing the wind in darkness; what a reckless Failure?
I particularly assumed that, Jesus should know what blind Bartimaeus wanted by shouting persistently “Son of David, have mercy on me!” … Luke 18:39b; and since he was blind, I thought Jesus should know that he will need nothing other than his eyes being restored. I had thought Jesus will command his eyes to open immediately he was brought to Him, or maybe bend down, spit into handful of mud, and restore his sight – just as he had down to another blind man elsewhere in John 9:6.
But to my dismay, Jesus asked him instead, “What do you want me to do for you?”
Then I observed, he was not just blind, but his blindness had pushed him into desperation and anxiety, with an occupation for survival – begging.
Therefore, Jesus left nothing to assumption; he could possibly be crying out for something palliative and nothing permanent. Who knows, if Jesus had restored his sight presumably without his consent and not ascertaining his actual need, he could have accused Him of taking away his means for survival?
But Jesus needed to really ascertain his exact need by asking, “What do you want me to do for you?”
It could also be that his anxiety was for nothing definite but for mere mints of temporary relief. Maybe he hasn’t realised the need to be ARMED with vision and was just crying out to Jesus for ALMS; since Jesus was popular and crowd were following him, so Jesus was likely be richer than his usual benefactors.
Unfortunately, God does not respond to the call for vision from people who are mere anxious or ambitious, and those that don’t really know what they wanted in life.
Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (DEFINITE REQUESTS), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.
Heavenly Vision is a Permanent Aid for those who see the need for it in their lives, and not a Palliative Measure for survival. Therefore, God will always ascertain your genuine need for vision before He gives it to you.
Jesus required of Bartimaeus a DEFINITE REQUEST, and did not just respond to his FRIVOLOUS FRET –What do you want me to do for you?
But blind Bartimaeus replied with emphasis, “Lord, I want to see!”
So also, God is asking you today “What do you want me to do for you?”
You must be definite with your request for sight and be precise in your vision statement; just as Bartimaeus was.
Your outcry may secure God’s attention, but your petition – definite need is what will trigger a release of vision.
Do you have a genuine need for vision with which you can petition the gate of heaven?
Ambition may bring into your life abundant possessions, but Vision is the ONLY guaranty for FULFILMENT.
I have seen all the works which have been done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity, a futile grasping and chasing after the wind.
Ambition will wear you out on the long run and leave you at the shores of emptiness, but Vision will empower you for exploit and anchor you on eternal rewards and blessings.
“…life does not consist in an abundance of possessions”.
Do you have a Heavenly Vision?
If yes, RUN with IT.
If no, ASK for IT.
It is essential that you live and “walk in the light” of God’s vision for your life.
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
It is a SIN of disobedience and a waste of the GIFT of LIFE to live and die without VISION – for this YOU are ACCOUNTABLE to God.
“Therefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision,”
Who or what is King Agrippa before you today?
Confront it right now and charge forward with your heavenly vision!
I decree that God will give you fresh vision, and bring about full restoration of sight and provision of strength for your journey to destiny in Jesus Name!