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Temptations versus Opportunities: The fight for your sight

Mark 10:46-52

Jesus and his disciples went to Jericho. And as they were leaving, they were followed by a large crowd. A blind beggar by the name of Bartimaeus son of Timaeus was sitting beside the road. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus from Nazareth, he shouted, “Jesus, Son of David,[a] have pity on me!” 48 Many people told the man to stop, but he shouted even louder, “Son of David, have pity on me!” 49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him over!” They called out to the blind man and said, “Don’t be afraid! Come on! He is calling for you.” 50 The man threw off his coat as he jumped up and ran to Jesus. 51 Jesus asked, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man answered, “Master,[b] I want to see!” 52 Jesus told him, “You may go. Your eyes are healed because of your faith.” Right away the man could see, and he went down the road with Jesus

Unlike temptation, opportunity does not stick at your doorposts. Temptations can remain for a long time luring you to sin but opportunities are always passing by. Though Bartimaeus was blind he was not dumb to cry out as opportunity to regain his sight passed by. His body was weak, but his spirit was alife to recognize Jesus.

The human spirit is made up of three components of conscience, fellowship, and intuition. Intuition can either lead you to great opportunities or lead you away from them.

After I had completed my bachelor’s degree, I waited patiently for any opportunity of getting a job or starting a business. One day, I met someone I had never known who told me of an opportunity of getting a business grant from the government. To me, it was impossible to be selected as all my physical senses gave me reasons why it was impossible. But God has not given us only physical senses, He has in His mercies also given us spiritual senses of which intuition is one of them. Despite the signals from my physical senses, I had a positive intuition about the opportunity. This intuition coupled with fellowship with Christ gave me the courage to go through the rigorous application process and the result was positive.

In the fight for your sight, you must never rely on your physical senses. The judgment of your soul can fail you but the judgment that comes from a spirit in fellowship with God will always lead to success.

Our soul knows by reason or by circumstance, but our spirit can perceive without these. intuition is the direct sense in our spirit.

To be led in the right direction, your spirit must be consumed by the Spirit of God.

By: Joshua Sopuru

No better life than the life of the spirit, no glory for the spirit without the Spirit of God. For your spirit to be knitted to the Spirit of God you must have fellowship with God through Jesus

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