Now Is Your Time
There was a pool called Bethesda where a multitude waited for the stirring of the water, the word says, “For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well.” (John 5:4) NKJV
It was there that Jesus came across a man who had been suffering with his infirmity for 38 years. Jesus asked him, “Do you want to get well?” The man replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.” Jesus says to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” (John 5:6-8 NIV)
There is so much revelation in this, but allow me to share this one with you. God has stirred the hearts of many. Some felt the stirring, heard God’s call and with great courage boldly stepped into God’s will for their lives. Then there are some of us who felt the stirring, know they’ve been called but like the infirmed man had a mountain of excuses stopping them from moving forward. If you look at the scripture Jesus did not coddle or comfort this man He commanded him to get up and move forward.
God has called some of you to ministry, He’s given you a vision, some have simply been nudged to spend more time in His word, and while it’s clear what God wants to do in your life, you’ve placed obstacles in your path before you’ve even started. God is saying to you get up, take up His vision, take up the call and walk! Walk toward your destiny, step into His will, God is not going to ask you to do anything He hasn’t already equipped you to do.
Move forward knowing that, “He who has begun a good work in you will complete it.” (Philippians 1:6) Now… is… your… time!