It Is Time To Deal With The Details
Details, smeetails. Are they really that important when it comes to your big dream? I mean, who can be bothered to get into all the technicalities and particulars about every. single. detail, right? Impatience just wants to get through the ABC’s and not have to worry about the nitty-gritty stuff that is just…well… soooo borrrring. However, God is all about details and He will shut down your dream schedule and remind you that it is time to deal with the details. So, today I’m going to give you three details on what you need to pay attention to so you can live out your dream with 20×20 vision!
In Mark chapter 10 verses 46-52, we read where Jesus heals a blind beggar named, Bartimaeus. 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. 47And 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 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.’ [NKJV]
This passage of scripture is brimming with details. Yes, Jesus heals blind Bartimaeus and it is truly a miracle that has taken place. But as we look into the layers of the story, we begin to see so much more. The tapestry of threads that makes up this picture of text are so rich in details and vibrant colours, that if we choose to skim our eyes over the fine needlework, we will miss out on what God is trying to show us.
So, here are three details you’ll need to know before your miracle comes;
DETAIL ONE: Silence your critics.
Put yourself in the shoes of blind Bartimaeus for a moment. You’ve been sitting at the side of the road, begging for your dream to come true, right? You’ve been feeling your way around for a while now. You’ve paid for online courses, listened to seminars, gone to conferences and positioned yourself at the side of the road ready to receive something, anything to get to where you need to be. But now you’re so over fumbling and fudging your way around to get to your dream, that you just need someone to help you to gain some sight into what you need to do. So, you cry out to Jesus, but the critics warn you to be quiet. They tell you that Jesus has no time for your undirected and wandering steps.
Now you have a choice. Are you going to let those naysayers fill your head with every detail of how they think your dream is not going to work? Or are you going to be like blind Bart and cry out all the more to see? Critics will be the first to tell you to be quiet when it comes to fulfilling your dream. However, the only way to silence your critics is to cry out so loudly that it makes Jesus stand still.
DETAIL TWO: Throw off your beggar cloak.
Notice what Bartimaeus did before he experienced his miracle? He threw off his beggar cloak. Know this; to step into your dream you can’t be wrapped up in your past if you’re going to rise into the miracle Jesus has for you. If you’re ready to step into the future God has for you, you cannot have the beggar’s mindset of lack and not having enough. Romans 8:16-17 says, 16‘The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs -heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.’
God is the King of all Kings, so if we are His children, then that makes us royalty and royalty does not lack anything! Don’t let the beggar’s cloak of shame wrap you up so tightly that you think you don’t qualify for Jesus to help you see into the bright future of your dream.
DETAIL THREE: What do you want Jesus to do for you?
So, you’ve silenced your critics and you’ve left the cloak of your past behind you. Now you’re standing in front of Jesus waiting to be healed, delivered and set free from your blindness so you can see your dream with crystal clear vision. Remember, it is time to deal with the details, and this is the most crucial point when it comes to stepping into your dream. You get ready, ready for the miracle Jesus is going to do concerning your dream, and then He asks you, “What do you want Me to do for you?” Excuse me? Did I just hear Jesus correctly? Okay, I’m blind and can’t see my way forward into my dream and now He’s asking me, what did I want Him to do for me? Well, isn’t it obvious, Jesus?! Sheesh, I thought you were into details…
Can’t you just feel the silence of the crowd as they wait for your answer? So, what’s your answer? What do you want Jesus to do for you? It’s a fair question when it comes to fulfilling your destiny. In the natural you want to see. You want the path laid right out in front of you, so you can skip down that yellow brick road towards the Emerald City, where the Wizard will grant all your wishes. What Jesus is really asking you when He says, what do you want me to do for you, is that it’s time to deal with the details.
We can become so blind to our dreams that we can lose our way and then we don’t really know what we want. Yes, it’s okay to want to help other people, but how are you going to do that? When Jesus asks us, what do we want Him to do for us, we have to really think it through. If we want to have clear-cut, translucent and unblurred vision about our dream, then we have to know the details. What is it about your dream that you really want to see happen? This detail is like rocket fuel to help you to gain the miracle of sight and fulfill the calling upon your life.
Once you tap into the details of your dream, you will illuminate the reason you want what you really want, and then Jesus will see your faith and give you your vision.