We all have our share of these. Whether it is physical or spiritual, we all have our struggles. Some we overcome, but some we just can’t and sadly, we start living with them. For me, I learned the secret of overcoming our weakness from two blind men. Yes, it’s true. two blind men.
Matthew 20:29-34 says
29 As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. 30 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!”
31 The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”
32 Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked.
33 “Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.”
34 Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him
These two blind men seated by the roadside heard that Jesus, the one who was able to heal the sick, raise the dead was passing by. And the next thing we know is that they shouted as loud as they could. They cried out with all their might.
They did not allow that which they could not do to stop them from doing what they could do. Surely they were blind, but they could hear and they heard. They could shout and they did. They did not worry about opposition, they did what they could without focusing on what they could not and the result was as verse 32 says, Jesus stopped! Now isn’t that powerful!
Think about it, people whom nobody wanted and were of no consequence or significance found it possible to ignore their weakness and do what they could and the maker of Heaven and Earth stopped and asked them a question that He did not ask anybody else, ”What do you want me to do for you?”
Friends, if only we stop focusing on our weaknesses and our struggles and start using our strengths, we would start experiencing things that no-one has ever done.
The secret lies in not allowing our weaknesses to take over our strengths. Yes, we are weak but we all can call on His name and cry out. And that is our biggest strength because He said, ‘…call and I will answer.’
And the best part is that they were no longer blind after that moment. We can also win and overcome our struggles and weaknesses if we don’t allow them to overcome our strengths.
What weaknesses have you been living with? How have you dealt with them? Do share in the comment section below. I would love to hear from you
P.S.: I know I haven’t been updating the blog regularly but there will be posts coming up on here at least once a week here onwards. Stay blessed!