The Bible says inProverbs 29:18 that without God's vision for our lives, we perish. The word perishes means 'to make useless.' When you can't see where you're going and/or you don't feel like your life is making a difference, it can make you feel pretty useless. And the real truth is, until we allow God to show us His plans and purposes for our lives, we spend our lives trying to find meaning and purpose for our existence. Like Bartimaeus, we have to make the decision to cry out to God and come to Him with Blind faith believing that He is able to do more than we can hope, ask, or even think (Ephesians 3:20).

So if you, or someone you know, is sitting on the sidelines of life and stuck in a pit of hopelessness, do what Bartimaeus did; Start crying out to God and seek His plans for your life. One of the best prayers that you can pray is "Jesus, HELP ME!" Like Bartimaeus, He will take you as you are and begin to transform your life into something useful. Not only will He give you a new vision for your life, He will restore your hope and fill your heart with peace. The Good News of the transforming power of Jesus' love is for whosoever will believe and receive Him (John 3:16). No matter where you are in life, His arms are open to receive you because His love covers all of your sin. The choice is yours. You can sit on the side of the road or you can throw off of the cloak of your past, come to Him, and receive a new vision for your life. If you will come to Jesus with blind faith, you will receive God's vision, direction, and plans for your life.

Cinde Lucas is an ordinary person, who happens to LOVE to encourage and motivate people! She has a passion to share the Love of God with people and to let them know that God is GOOD and He has an AWESOME plan for their lives! Cinde truly desires to lead people into a closer relationship with God through music; her prayer is that the ministry we share will uplift and encourage people to be all that God created them to be. Visit Overflow Ministries at www.cindelucas.com.

Publication date: July 12, 2012