A certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better,
but rather grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched his garment. For she said, ‘If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.’ Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction.—Mark 5:25-29
As human beings we sometimes get to the point where giving up seems to be the only option. And that is usually because we have done all we know to do without getting the results we expect to get. Maybe your own case is like that of this woman with the issue of blood.
We see that the woman eventually got what she wanted. The question is: what motivated her? When did it begin? Remember, her situation, naturally speaking, was hopeless. She had spent all that she had, seeking medical attention. Instead of improving, her case grew worse. I came across a commentary on these verses which said her case could be tagged “A grow worse case.” Although it was frustrating, she was relentless in her search. Somehow she heard about Jesus. She got a useful piece of information. Now, as a person, what do you do with information?
The woman pondered over the information she had. She committed it to her thought realm. Then she began to verbalize it. She said within herself. Someone wrote, “Your dream will remain stationary until you begin to verbalize it.” Jesus said, “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” (Luke 6:45). That means as she began to meditate on what she heard, it became abundant in her such that it formed a mental picture of herself as she ought to be. That picture grew so much in her heart that it spilled out of her mouth. She spoke and said, “If only I could touch the helm of his garment.”
We can see clearly what she did with the information she had. She was at the dead end of her problem. She heard of the solution, which was neither a means nor a method. She heard of the Lord Jesus Christ. She gave it some thought.
Can I tell you the truth? God has ordained that when the thought of a man fills his whole being, it can be spoken into existence. The Bible says in the book of Genesis that the earth was in a chaotic mess. The deep was filled with water. Darkness covered the face of the deep and the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God spoke!
According to Romans 10:10, with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Your believing unto righteousness is your ability to ponder over the truth and let it fill your whole being.
I am sure you want to redeem your situation; you want to begin to pick the right information and meditate on it. And as you meditate, it will spill out of your mouth. As it spills, you make real what has been dormant, though completed, in the spirit realm. The Bible says you should follow it up with an action. That is, the kind of action we saw in our text.
The immediately we saw in our text started long before the woman came to public view. It started with a piece of information. It went through a process of meditation. It became a revelation. Some illumination came into it. The immediately is the corresponding action which brought her out of her room, her despondency and frustration which made her move along the street to locate Jesus. It made her press into the crowd and she got her miracle as she touched Jesus’ garment. Your thought has a force that can propel you to become what you want to be.
The woman with the issue of the blood got motivated to get out of the rut of her life. You too can get out of that rut today. No problem is big enough to stop you. Your mind was not given to you for defeatist thinking. Approach life from the angle of victory. You will win over the circumstances of life, in the name of Jesus.
Can I advice you? Get aggressive! Go after opportunities; they may never find you. The reason some people do not go far in life is because they side-step opportunities and shake hands with procrastination. Watch out for big problems; they disguise big opportunities.
Now, if you observe carefully, the woman in our text was forgotten and rejected but she eventually became a heroine. That problem will not drown you, except you allow it. As a matter of fact, it is going to propel you to the utmost height you have ever attained in life. That woman sought the solution to her problem. You too can seek the solution to yours today.
According to Marilyn Hackney, the Chinese writing for crisis has two symbols on it. One is that of trouble, and the other is that of opportunity. Your problem is an opportunity to excel. That lifelong push you have been waiting for is probably hidden in the crisis you are going through right now. Your motivation is right there with you.
That reminds me of a story by Dr. Ken Macfarland. One gentleman worked on the 4.00pm to mid-night shift and always walked home after work. One night, the moon was shinning so bright. He decided to take a shortcut through the cemetery, which would save him roughly a half-mile walk. There were no incidents on the way, so he repeated the process on a regular basis. He was walking his usual path through the cemetery one night and, unknown to him, a grave had been dug at the very centre of his path during the day. He fell into it and tried desperately to get out. His best effort could not get him out of the grave. He decided to relax after some minutes and wait until morning when someone would help him out.
As he sat down in the corner and was half-asleep, a drunk stumbled into the grave. His arrival roused the shift worker. The drunk tried desperately to climb out. Looking frantically at the sight, our hero reached out his hand. He touched the drunk on his leg and said, “Friend, you can’t get out of here.” But he did! Now, that was his motivation. One person was motivated to get out, the other was not.
The woman with the issue of the blood got motivated to get out of the rut of her life. You too can get out of that rut today. No problem is big enough to stop you. Your mind was not given to you for defeatist thinking. Approach life from the angle of victory. You will win over the circumstances of life, in the name of Jesus.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS