…but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” … Luke 18:39b
“If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably does not lead anywhere.” – Anonymous
Everyone has to overcome barriers in life, but a successful person is the one who faces failures with strength and audacity and surmounts them.
Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
Persistence is the lubricant for success. The motto of the accomplished man is “Let’s try again and again.”
You must be persistent with your quest for vision regardless of various degree of intimidations, limitations and restrictions; because persistence is the only key that will unlock your destiny and unleash you into success.
It is your fortitude, hard work, endurance, and faith that will lead you unto victory.
That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
As much as people were vehemently against blind Bartimaeus; and as much as they pressed on him to quit; and as much as they blocked all his chances to reaching Jesus; the bible says he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” — Luke 18:39b
Vision only comes to people that will all the more press the demand for It; people that will remain stubborn with their request against all resistance until they are able to see the light of purpose for their existence.
Bartimaeus realised that people easily take advantage of a man without vision; men will usurp the grace of God upon your life when you are visionless.
He had learnt the lesson of Jacob by experience over the years. Jacob ran to Laban, saying, “let me run my life with your vision” – I will work for you seven years in return… Genesis 29:18; but Laban short-changed him completely, and usurp his grace and glory – ten times over “yet your father has cheated me by changing my wages ten times.” Genesis 31:7.
How long will you continue to run your life with another man’s vision?
How long will you continue to journey the cause of your life clueless and blind?
How much longer will you linger to beg and depend on people for direction and survival?
Bartimaeus said to himself, I am getting old, but it doesn’t matter now; my time is running out, but I have the saviour at reach; and I may have been blind for a long time, but the mighty one is passing by. Therefore, he persisted with his outcry, and like Jacob in Genesis 32:26, he wouldn’t let go until he saw the blessing of success.
There is something striking about the story of Bartimaeus, and a great similarity with the travail of Jacob; both of them grew old visionless, and both of them despite great afflictions fought every resistance vehemently and persistently until they received and regained their sight. Jacob wrestled out his blessings, Bartimaeus cried out his sight.
Awake and Arise!
It is never too late at this point of your life, and to right now cry out for vision as a guidepost for your destiny. It doesn’t matter how old you are, and it doesn’t matter how many opportunities you have missed or privileges you have wasted in the past. It is never too late for you. Therefore, Arise, for your light has come.
That is why God says in the Scriptures, “Awake, O sleeper, and rise up from the dead; and Christ shall give you light.”
Ah, it is a terrible thing to be visionless!
But there is a God; the man Jesus Christ who fixes terrible things in righteousness; He will most certainly give you vision, when you cry out to Him.
He is always passing by, and He is, even now.
Will you cry out to Him?
Will you wrestle every opposition and let your outcry reach out to Him?
I pray that, out of God’s glorious grace, you will be strengthen with power through the Holy Spirit in your inner man unto an outcry that will open you up unto his purpose and glory. In Jesus Name.