There are many stories of people who fell victim to the schemes of unscrupulous people. The thief would come and engage them in order distract them. In their distracted state, they were easy prey and that same individual or an accomplice would rob them. Many of us would say that could never happen to me, but do we behave like that in other arears of our lives? Do we become so focus on one event that we exclude everything else?
In John chapter 5, we read about a man with a problem. He was sick but he knew how to get help. In Jerusalem, there was the pool called Bethesda. At certain seasons, an angel of the Lord would stir the waters and the first individual to go into the pool would be healed. There was a man who was lame waiting for his miracle. His miracle was dependent on someone taking him to the pool.
One day, Jesus asked him if he wanted to get well. He replied, “Sir, I have no one to put me in the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am coming [to get into it myself], someone else steps down ahead of me.” (Verse 7 AMP). In his mind, there was only one way for healing to come into his life. He was so focused on the method that he totally missed the healer and the answer to his problem standing in front of him. Jesus told him, “Get up; pick up your pallet and walk.” (Verse 8).
That man was so focused on his way that he almost lost his blessing. As people of faith, we become so focused on our way that we fail to see the hand of God in our situation because we are consumed with doing it our way. We need to redirect our focus and allow God to take the lead. We might discover that God has already placed everything in our possession to resolve the problem.
Thought for Today: Friend, do not lean on your own understanding; trust God.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.