“How bad you want it determines how far you will go to get it.”
Stretching is good for your body, but when you stretch beyond your elastic point, it becomes uncomfortable. Not many people can endure pain and pressure to get the desired result.
For Bartimaeus “…many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.” (Mark 10:48|KJV). The circumstances around him that fateful day was in no way favourable for one to receive a miracle.
Immediately he heard that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by, his faith came alive and he shouted that Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on him. It is important to know that at this great moment, that will serve as a turning point in his life, stood the naysayers, discouragers, hope and faith killers.
The naysayers could have done better, you thought? Is it that those that asked him to stop calling on Jesus didn’t knew he needed a miracle? Are they not aware that Jesus could heal him? Didn’t they have the capacity to help him get to Jesus even faster than him shouting? This happened that his faith and determination be tested. God want to know if he can fight with his last breath to get what he wanted.
As it was for Bartimaeus, so is it for many today. You have people that can assist or help you to make your journey faster, but these set of people sometimes come as naysayers that try to hinder you from maximising your potentials and reaching for your goals. It is high time you up your game and keep working regardless.
It is wonderful to see Bartimaeus’ reaction as “…he cried the more a great deal…” Bartimaeus wasn’t just crying anymore; he took his crying to another level. The louder the naysayers’, the louder he cried out. He did not give them a chance to overpower his voice. He kept stretching.
This is a word for you today. At the point when people are telling you your idea won’t work, you will not get the grant you needed, the business will collapse, your marriage is a failure, you cannot pass the exam; let them know, it is not over until God says it is over!!!
When people speak negatively about your enterprise to discourage you, it is a sign that your breakthrough is at hand and the devil is under pressure to stop you from believing and holding on to your faith.
The word of God says, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free“. When you have the true knowledge of God concerning your life, and you believe it, then nothing can stop the truth from manifesting in your life.
The voice of man is not the voice of God. Let the word of God be true and let every man be a liar! Keep praying! Keep knocking on the door of heaven! Keep applying for that grant/scholarship! DON’T STOP!!!
Article by Gbenga Oyewole
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