I read something from a book entitled, “The Bumps are what you climb on” by Warren Wiersbe. The chapter was basically talking about us looking at and for possibilities and not problems. I’m like most of you, I can usually find a problem quicker than I can a possibility. Below is something that Warren brought out that I thought was something I’d like to share.
One day Jesus visited a place in Jerusalem called “Bethesda” which means “house of grace.” There were many sick people at that place because at certain times the water would be stirred, and whoever got into the water was healed. Jesus found a man there who had been crippled for thirty-eight years, and He asked the man, “Do you want to be healed?” Instead of saying “Yes, I do!” the man replied, “Sir, I have no man to put me in the water, and everybody else gets in before I do!” Before you criticize that man you had better ask yourself whether you have made the same mistake he made.
Warren brings out three points that I think are worth noting:
1. He judged the present by the past
2. He saw a problem instead of a possibility
3. He saw what he didn’t have rather than what he did have
Faith is one thing that God requires of all of us. The great heroes in the Bible were heroes, not because of their talents or personalities but because of their faith. I’m sure there are situations that we all would like to see changed. Perhaps we’ve been so wrapped up in the problems that we haven’t been able to see the possibilities. We can’t get so locked up in our past, that we can’t see our future. Keep believing that your best days and blessed days are before you and not behind you.