So did a blind man called Bartimaeus, whose story appears in the Bible. One day, while he was hanging out by the side of the road begging, a noisy crowd came his way. When he found out the Rabbi Jesus was in the crowd, he began to shout out to him. Long story short—Jesus stopped and asked him what he wanted.
Now, Bartimaeus could’ve said, “I need a seeing-eye dog, but I’m on a long waiting list.” Or he could’ve said, “If you could just get me a white-tipped cane so I can get around town. . .”
But—no! He wasn’t interested in stopgap solutions. He didn’t want minimal relief. What he really wanted was . . . well, let’s see:
“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him.
The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see” (Mark 10:51 NIV).
He wanted to see. He didn’t want natural aids to cope with blindness; he wanted a SUPERnatural end to the blindness.
Have you set your sights too low when you pray about your situations? Are you afraid to ask God for what you really want? Don’t be. He does not have favorites. What he asked Bartimaeus applies to you too: “What do you want me to do for you?”
Have you asked for what you really want but not received it yet? The Bible is full of instruction in the art of believing and receiving. That’s the next step after asking. Some previous posts on believing and receiving are: