Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. “Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.” (Matthew 20:32-33)
The two blind men in Matthew chapter 20 are proof that your breakthrough will come when you decide that you want something deeper in life. As this text unfolds, what stands out the most is what the two blind men ask for when Jesus comes passing by. First, they ask for mercy, and then they ask for their eyesight.
I find that interesting because as beggars positioned by the side of the road, they are supposed to ask for money. That’s it. That’s is what you do if you’re a beggar. But on this day, these two men discovered that they wanted something different. They wanted something deeper than that, and it was that decision that caused Jesus to stop.
Is it possible that you’ve been feeling as if the Lord has not stopped by your situation because you haven’t approached him with a request for something deeper? Some of us are stuck because our prayers are so superficial. We ask for money, a relationship, a spouse, a bigger home, or a better job. We get so easily sidetracked by these surface-level desires that we fail to realize that we’re really looking for something deeper.
If the two blind men had asked for a handout, like I’m sure they had done time and time again in the past, they would have found themselves back in that familiar spot on the side of the road a few days later doing the same thing all over again. However, they finally reached the point where they were sick and tired of being sick and tired, and they realized that it was time for a change. Everyone around them was asking for money, but they asked for mercy.