In many places the answer to this question can determine whether or not you get out alive. It can get you what you came for or get you set up for the unexpected. In our walk as Christians we have been bombarded by doctrines and diverse teachings. Don't think you are the only one. We have all been victimized by what sounded good.
A fellow cleryman and I have discussed the story of Jesus' encounter with the lame man by the pool of water. As often as the topic came up the depth of my understanding grew. Why did the man sit by this pool? Why were the healing virtues only released at a certain time? Who told him that this was how it worked?
It has been said that you can tell a person by the company they keep. To a great extent this may be true. All the folks surrounding this pool validated the idea that it was only at a certain time could this pool heal folks. There is no telling how long these people sat around the pool waiting for their turn to be healed.
Jesus told the man to take up his bed and walk. If the people around him had told him to take up his bed and walk would he have spent 30 plus years on the ground? What disability are you wallowing in? Do your friends tell you that its God's will for you to be where you are? More important is it your word to yourself that keeps you confined?
We are living in the time of Revelations. Do your associates confine revelations to the judgements? Do you know that revelations are also the greater visions that are manifested in your life, in your heart and in your mind? If your vision is rooted in Jesus Christ then your vision is valid! You don't have to wait for the waters to be troubled.
If the things that you are doing are leaving you feeling that you are falling short of what God would have for you then chances are you are correct. You will hear me say and read me write that The Solution Network (TSN) is on its way to your consciouness. Keep your mind open, and Jesus as your destination. When someone asks, "Who you with?", tell them I'm with Jesus, baby, all the way...Amen
Mark 2:9-11 "Is it easier to say to the paralyzed man, `Your sins are forgiven' or `Get up, pick up your mat, and walk'? I will prove that I, the Son of Man, have the authority on earth to forgive sins. Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, Stand up, take your mat, and go on home, because you are healed!"