There was a situation in the Bible where Jesus asked a man who had been crippled for thirty eight years what seemed to be a silly and even insulting question; ”Do you want to be well?”
Even though the answer seemed obvious, the question was necessary in helping the lame man identify an enemy that was greater than his infirmity. Jesus’ question led to the real question; had this man been crippled for so long that he had lost the vision for being well?
The truth is we too can become comfortable with the things that “cripple” us. Over time, we grow to accept our self-imposed barriers. We can find ourselves more afraid of the perceived pain that comes with change, than the pain we are currently experiencing.
Jesus wanted to challenge the way this man viewed his life. He wants to do the same for us today. Here’s another question: Are you willing to believe the resources available for your breakthrough are greater than the reasons to be stuck?
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”–Jesus Christ