We all have something that needs to be overcome and in some cases it may well remain with us all our life. For us it is a stigma, it is a distinguishing mark of social disgrace, even if others don’t think so.
“I’m not married and I want to be. I’m in a job and I can’t get out of it. I don’t have a job and I want one. There is someone who hates me but I wish they were my friend. I have a physical handicap and I can’t believe it’s here to stay. I worry about my sexuality, am I normal? I’m a sick person who worships God the healer. I’m a blind man a beggar who sits on the side of the road.”
“As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. “Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.” Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.” (Matthew 20: 29-34)
Jesus was travelling with his disciples and a large crowd in tow. They have passed by a man who has not until that day found a way to deal with the major issues of his life.
God is calling us to overcome whatever challenges lay in front of us so that we can expect His favour. He has called us to live by faith and not by sight.
Does your expectation serve your challenge or does your challenge submit to your expectation? You must never allow your challenge to set your pace and plot your course.
Something would happen to this blind man on this day, he had come to know that Jesus of Nazareth was the Son of David, the Messiah, the healer, the Anointed One.
A fresh revelation of who Jesus is leads to you finding a new way in your life.
Raise your expectation to believe that God has chosen you for a role that only you can fulfil. That under His favour you will become all that you can become.
No matter what you’ve done, or how inadequate you feel or what challenges lay in front of you. Stop looking at what stands in your way, whatever difficult or disability it there, get over yourself and look with expectancy for the favour of the Lord. Shout it out!