Missing your Healing

The Bible tells us that an Angel would stir the water in the pool by the Sheep Gate and the first person who stepped in received healing. (John 5:1-4) 

This story reminds me of the Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyers and other Christian ministers who travel to bring their ministries to many parts of the world.

It reminds me of them because when they arrive at a place and they "stir the waters" by praying and worshiping God, His power descends and many who are present receive spiritual, emotional and physical healing.

However some people in those cities where they are ministering, people  who are suffering from various physical, emotional and spiritual ailments, do not bother to go to those venues where these servants of God are ministering and the Holy Spirit is moving and thus they end up suffering with their conditions for many years.

I know the man in the Bible story had no one to put him in the water when it was stirred by the Angel but my point is that people with physical, emotional and spiritual ailments should do their best to attend healing Christian crusades in their area because God may be bringing them healing through His servants.

Therefore the next time a mighty man  or woman of God comes to your city, do not ignore their crusade especially if the Holy Spirit is nudging you to attend it.   

How to Choose a Strategic Place to Position Yourself

If you want to know how you can position yourself so that you can solve your stressful situation, you have to Stop conforming to the stressful situation and start transforming yourself by renewing your mind (Romans 12:2) since this will help you discern the good, acceptable and perfect place to position yourself.


Stop Conforming 
To stop conforming to the stressful situation you have to refuse to accept what the stressful situation is telling you. 

For example if you are stressed by sickness refuse to accept that you will die of sickness even if your condition is deteriorating every minute. 

If you are stressed by poverty refuse to accept that you will die in poverty even if your bills are increasing every day.

If you are stressed by loneliness refuse to accept that you will die alone even if you have passed the "marriageable age".

If you are stressed by childlessness refuse to accept that you will die childless even if you are past the "child bearing age".

If you are stressed by unfulfillment refuse to accept that you will die unfulfilled even if you are past the "retirement age".


Transforming Yourself
As a person thinks in their heart, so are they. (Proverbs 23:7)

So if you want the ideal solution to your stressful situation, you have to start transforming yourself by renewing your mind and thinking thoughts that reflect that ideal solution. 

So if you are stressed by sickness stop thinking "I'm sick" thoughts and transform yourself by thinking thoughts of healing and health.

If you are stressed by poverty stop thinking "I'm poor" thoughts and transform yourself by thinking thoughts of wealth and prosperity.

If you are stressed by loneliness stop thinking "I'm lonely" thoughts and transform yourself by thinking thoughts of companionship and marriage.

If you are stressed by childlessness stop thinking "I'm childless" thoughts and transform yourself by thinking thoughts of babies and children.

If you are stressed by unfulfillment stop thinking "I'm useless" thoughts and transform yourself by thinking thoughts of fulfilling your purpose. 


Renew Your Mind
The Word of God is the Sword of the Spirit. (Ephesians 6:17)

Therefore renew your mind by using Bible verses to replace the negative thoughts that make you conform to the stressful situation.

So instead of thinking "I'm sick" think, "I am prospering in all things and I am in good health just as my soul prospers." (3 John 2:2)

Instead of thinking "I'm poor" think, "I am prospering in all things and I am in good health just as my soul prospers." (3 John 2:2)

Instead of thinking "I'm lonely" think, "I live with my spouse with understanding." (1 Peter 3:7)

Instead of thinking "I'm childless" think, "I am a fruitful vine in the heart of my home." (Psalm 128:3)

Instead of thinking "I'm useless" think, "I am God's masterpiece created in Christ Jesus to do the good works which God prepared for me." (Ephesians 2:10)


Discern Your Position
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you may prove what is that good, acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:2)

After you have stopped conforming to the stressful situation and transformed yourself by renewing your mind with the Word of God, you will now be in a better position to discern the good position, the acceptable position and the perfect position for you in the eyes of God. 

This good, acceptable and perfect position will be the strategic place that you must place yourself to receive the ideal solution to your stressful situation.  

For example if you are stressed by sickness a hospital would be a good, acceptable and perfect place to strategically position yourself. 

If you are stressed by poverty a online or offline marketplace would be a good, acceptable and perfect place to strategically position your goods and services.

If you are stressed by loneliness a Christian single's group would be a good, acceptable and perfect place to strategically position yourself.

If you are stressed by childlessness an infertility doctor's office would be a good, acceptable and perfect place to strategically position yourself.

If you are stressed by unfulfillment one of your Church's ministry would be a good, acceptable and perfect place to strategically position yourself.

Position Yourself Even If You Have To Crawl

The 5th Christian stress management step in Managing Stress with the Word of God is Position Yourself.

The Bible tells us that one day Jesus went to the pool by the Sheep Gate which is known as Bethesda. This pool had 5 porches where many sick, blind and paralyzed people lay waiting for the Angel to stir the water since whoever entered the pool first was healed of his disease. 

Among those people waiting for the Angel was a man who had been sick for 38 years. When Jesus saw him, He knew that he had been in that condition for a long time and so He asked him, "Do you want to be healed?" (John 5:6)

This sick man replied by telling Jesus that he did not have anyone to position him in the water after it was stirred and so someone always entered the pool before him. His answer can teach us the following lessons:
1. Position yourself even if you have to crawl  
This sick man was not lucky enough like this lame beggar to have someone to position him in the water after it had been stirred by the Angel so that he could be healed and his stressful condition resolved.

However, though we do not know all circumstances of his situation, we are tempted to think that in those 38 years he could have done something to position himself in the pool even if it meant crawling to its edge and throwing himself inside immediately it was stirred. 

Therefore if you ever find yourself all alone in a stressful situation, understand that you have to do whatever you can to place yourself in the strategic position where you can receive the solution to your stressful problem even if it means crawling on your hands or walking in the rain.  

2. Do you want to be healed?
When Jesus asked this sick man this simple question, he did not answer Him with a straight yes or no. He answered him with the excuse of having no one to help him. 

His inability to answer this simple question may have contributed to his inability to find a way to position himself strategically in the pool for all those years he was sick.

Therefore understand that you must first answer the question, "Do you want to resolve your stressful situation?" with a clear YES if you want to find a way to position yourself to receive a solution.

Therefore if you are stressed by sickness first ask yourself, "Do you want to be healed?

If you are stressed by poverty first ask yourself"Do you want to be rich?

If you are stressed by loneliness first ask yourself"Do you want to be married?

If you are stressed by childlessness first ask yourself"Do you want children?

If you are stressed by unfulfillment first ask yourself"Do you want to fulfill your life's purpose?

Then if you are able to sincerely answer yourself with a YES click here to learn how to choose a strategic position.


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