After losing his eyesight, John Milton wrote On His Blindness, which is an autobiographical account of his feelings and position now that his sight has gone. He opens the poem with a reflection on having lost his sight quite young and therefore certainly before reaching his desired level of achievement. The reader can sense his uneasiness at the thought of not being able to write poetry anymore.
He wonders about his options and God's expectations, even questioning whether God would make a blind man work in daylight. Now that he is afflicted, he is insecure and tries to reassure himself that he can still achieve great things in the glory of God. He worries that his blindness may prevent him from attaining his goals and making use of his "talent," whether that is his ability to write poetry or a play, or the biblical talents which allude to knowing how to make the best of what one is given. Milton does add that he is now "more bent to serve," suggesting that he will make every effort to "present my true account." This is one way to serve God. It is also possible to "stand and wait."
Milton can also serve God by being patient and also by accepting any difficulties he may experience. Milton is saying that those who "bear his mild yoke" and who accept whatever God has in store should do so with dignity, which will prove their commitment and loyalty to God, resulting in an agreeable way to serve God.