Mark 10:46 New King James Version (NKJV)
46 Now they came to Jericho. As He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the road begging. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 Then many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called. Then they called the blind man, saying to him, “Be of good cheer. Rise, He is calling you.” 50 And throwing aside his garment, he rose and came to Jesus. 51 So Jesus answered and said to him, “What do you want Me to do for you?”The blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.” 52 Then Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.
ARE YOU STUCK?
-Bartimaeus is Stuck
-It’s amazing to me where he sits.
-If you ever notice beggars they want to sit where there is a lot of traffic.
-It is amazing to me that people who are stuck watch people who are moving.
-People who are stuck focus on the one thing they can’t do instead of all the things they can.
-Bartimaeus had one problem and it caused him to be stuck.
USE WHAT YOU’VE GOT
-You have to understand the roads that were traveled were traveled by donkeys and horses and they stunk.
-And the people that were stuck criticized the people that were moving.
ADAPT WITH ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES
-What I see in todays culture is people who can not adapt to new environments.
-We don’t have the wisdom to understand the environment that we are in.
-Adapt when you move into a different environment.
-Understand that when you move into a different environment there is a different protocol.
-Protocol is the ability to follow instruction.
-The difference between a 10 dollar dog and a 5000 dog is a dog that can follow an instruction.
-Different environments require different instructions.
GREATER ELEVATION GREATER INSTRUCTION
-He’s stretching you to new atmospheres.
-When He elevates you He gives you more instruction then you’ve been use to functioning in.
-He’s stretching you.