As I write this, I am reminded of a story in the bible that many are likely very familiar with.
John 5 King James Version (KJV)
5 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?
7 The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.
8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the Sabbath.
Again, this is a story many are very familiar with but let’s see how it applies to you life. What things or people have held you back from being all that you desire to be? What excuses have you used to keep yourself stuck in the same situation for 10, 15, 20, or even 38 years? What lies have you believed about your situation that makes you think you cannot do, be, and become all that you desire to? So the question remains, will thou be made whole or will you remain the same? The choice is yours.
I would finish school, but…I would exercise, but…I would start my business, but…I would work harder to improve myself–spiritually, physically, and financially, but…
It’s time to get the but’s out of the way, make a decision that you will not only start the task but finish it, and be made whole. No more waiting for others, no more excuses as to why you can’t, just DECIDE you will and go at it!
It does no good to mumble, grumble or complain about where you are in life if you are not willing to confront and deal with the issues and do the work necessary to make the changes.
It does no good to sit and think–I wish that were me losing weight, starting a business, embarking upon your chosen career path, continuing your education or whatever it may be. The time is always now and the question is always, will you be made whole or will you remain the same? The water is being stirred or troubled!
Now don’t get upset when you see others walking in their purpose as you sit on the sidelines and saying or thinking to yourself–That could or should be me.
Don’t become a “hater” as you see others aggressively pursuing their purpose with passion. Some make the choice that they will be made whole come hell or high water and believe me there is a price to pay in doing so.
The price is often long hours of studying, spending (I like to say “investing”) lots of money in pursuit as none comes in, being isolated and working while others “enjoy” life (or so they think), The price is often falling down and getting back up time and time again.
Will you be made whole? Challenge yourself to get off the sidelines and get into the game…the game of life. Get fired up and run your race. You can be made whole! Again, the choice is yours.
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