Pastor Gbenga Ogunnaike
This month I will praise God.
This month I will Praise God like never before.
This month I will testify.
This month I will sing a new song
This month I will laugh
It is my season to celebrate and rejoice.
Text: Mark 10: 46-52
Blind Bartimaeus Receives His Sight
46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”
So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.
51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him.
The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”
52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.
Bartimeous maximized the opportunity that was before him- the presence of Jesus who would heal him. That which the people who were sighted could not see, the blind man saw and used the opportunities; may we not be blind in the midst of opportunities.
What does it mean to have opportunities? Are you maximizing the opportunities presented to you daily?
Opportunity is a favorable time, situation of doing a thing.
Opportunities are not common, they happen occasionally. It happens or comes in different ways, most times it looks very small..Don’t despise the days of the small beginning.
Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.”
Opportunities happen when you least expect it, even when you have lost hope. Many are looking for opportunities.
When preparation meets opportunity, people call it LUCK…..
Some people do not recognize opportunity…There are
- God given: which will add to you and not allow you take advantage of others and
- devil given opportunities: which will justify a person’s using and or taking advantage of a person
. While god given opportunities changes your situation…….Opportunities comes to us every time, but some do not even recognize it when it comes to them.
Anything that will add to you is an opportunity, whilst anything that will not add to you is cheap and of no value. Many are sleeping in the midst of opportunities, note that every good thing starts small, then begins to grow, remember to look beyond today, where you currently find yourself.
God doesn’t give money instead He gives you opportunities, to meet people.
Never look at the limitations to the opportunities He gives you.
Where I will go that I will hear the news that will change my destiny, let me go there this week.
I will make best use of all opportunities that come my way.