Luke 18:35-36,38 NKJV
 Then it happened, as He was coming near Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the road begging.  And hearing a multitude passing by, he asked what it meant.  And he cried out, saying, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Bartimaeus was one of the characters that I like in the Bible. Yesterday, We saw one of his peculiarities in how he defied all odds by the force of his desires.
The first thing was that he was hearing something (verse 36). He might not be able to see but he didn’t allow that to stop him from harnessing his ability to hear. A lot of people are where they are today because they capitalize on what they couldn’t do, thereby ignoring and failing to harness what they could do.
As you go into this day, do not live small because of what you cannot do. People with great destinies do not have great destinies because there is nothing they cannot do, their destinies are great because they identify what they can do and give it all that it takes. They do it effectively and do it rightly.
If you think you cannot do many things, but you can hear; start hearing. Work on your hearing ability. Start hearing the word of God. When you start hearing the word of God, faith comes by it; and when faith comes, you have what it takes for God to work with you (Romans 10:17). Be careful of what you hear and be careful of how you hear (Mark 4:24; Luke 8:18).
Finally, it is important I let you know that Luke 8:18 taught us something powerful. It teaches us that hearing is a system through which things are given to men. When people have things, it starts with what they hear and when people lose things, it is traceable to what they hear or do not hear. So, work on your hearing.
Tomorrow, we will continue on this line of thought.
Till then, I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace.
I call you BLESSED. I call you NATIONS.