It’s a call to be honest. Not only honest, vulnerable.
Jesus asks the blind men, “What do you want me to do for you?”
To name what it is you want for Jesus to do is to name where you come up short, where you are in need.
Our culture has taught us that that sort of honesty is weakness. Act strong. Act like you’ve got it all together. Keep up appearances. You’ll go far!
In fact, that sort of honesty, that sort of vulnerability is actually strength.
It allows us to stop. To stop playing the games. To set down the weight we are carrying. And to turn. To turn from all that was in our way or holding us back. To turn and look honestly at ourselves. And then to begin to see ourselves the way God sees us. You are beautiful in your weakness.
This turning is what it means to repent. Turn, return. Give up your agenda. Put on God’s agenda.
To lay down all the things we carry is to admit that we don’t have the power to carry them. We’re not that strong. It’s exhausting. Admit it, you can’t do it.
It is then that you’ll see that God can. And is.
Surrender to the power of the kingdom. The kingdom is here.