"When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Mark 10:47
We live in a generation that tries to blame someone else for its problems. Teenagers blame their parents, Parents blame their children, Workers blame their co-workers or their boss.
Things happen that you can’t control but you can control your response. People say all the time… “He makes me so mad” or “She makes me so mad.” Nobody can make you mad. You’re the only person who can make you mad.
People can do things that upset you, things you don’t like, things that hurt you. But you decide how you’re going to respond. Look back at the scripture. See what did Bartimaeus did and did not do.
He didn’t blame someone else. He didn’t think that God or anyone else caused his blindness. He was not ashamed or listen to the crowd. He did go to Jesus. He humbled himself and sought help and deliverance.
As Bartimaeus cried to Jesus, this year cry to Jesus for help and assume responsibility for your own life.