This is your B moment. Your moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Ecclesiastes 3:1 (ESV)
Today I want you to be aware when change is necessary in your life.
We are continuing our series titled “Preparing for Your New Season,” and today I am encouraging you that when you have mastered where you are, it might be time for a change. This was surely the case for Bartimaeus, who was a blind beggar.
First, Bartimaeus had been a beggar most of his life. He had a prime location on the roadside for begging. Many travelers who were making their pilgrimage to Jerusalem would cross his path. Since these people were making their pilgrimage, it is also very likely that they were willing to give to him.
Second, Bartimaeus also wore a cloak to ensure he was easily recognized as a beggar and a blind man. It is safe to say that Bartimaeus had mastered his way of living; he had gotten it down to a science. He knew how to beg and how to beg well.
Yet when Jesus called out to him, he threw off his cloak and ran toward him. Once Jesus healed Bartimaeus, he left his prime location on that roadside and followed Christ. Instinctively, he knew that it was time to embrace something new and to leave behind those things he had once mastered.
Today I ask you, where is change imminent in your life? What have you mastered and now have to move on? As you think about that, remember these words: “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 (ESV)
So today, embrace what’s next.