Stop waiting, you are wasting.

It is not wrong to wait for something or wait on God but you will be wasting if you don’t know that the waiting is over and it is time to take action. The truth is; there is no right time, the right time is now. It is not every time you pray that requires waiting because sometimes the answers come instantly and what you need do is to be sensitive to it.

Look at what happened to a certain man at the pool of Bethesda who wasted thirty-eight years waiting for the angel to stir the water before he would be healed while his miracle was under his nose.

John 5:3-4 says, (3) In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the movement of the water (4) 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 of whatever disease he had”.

What a horrible situation! Thousands of sick people waiting for a certain time to get healed and one person was to be healed. Isn’t that serious?

Now Jesus came to the scene, He never waited for the angel to stir the water, He healed him immediately and left. The man was the only person healed, why? I thought Jesus would heal more people but He withdrew from the multitude (John 5:13). I will tell you the reason.

The reason is that none of them believed they could stir the water by faith and get healed. They never acted or believed there would be a way out except the angel appears. They were all blind, lame and paralyzed spiritually. Your miracle is by your side but you are too afraid to stir it up. You are waiting for someone or the right time to receive the answers to your prayers instead of possessing it.

The man that was healed never knew Jesus or heard of him. Jesus healed him to stir up the faith of others as the angel did but they were spiritually blind to understand the things of the spirit. Stop wasting your time waiting for a great opportunity, the opportunity is right at your door step, right under your nose. Your prayer has been answered but your mind is too clouded, unsettled and unstable to concentrate and see it.

What have you been waiting for? What have you been believing to happen in your life? What have you prayed to achieve? Don’t be surprised that God had answered you but the problem is you failed to focus.

Stop waiting, stop wasting, stop guessing, stop digressing and start progressing.

Author: Pastor Chilavert Nmezi

I am televangelist, having the divine call and a mandate to reach out to the ends of the world winning souls for Christ.

46 thoughts on “Stop waiting, you are wasting.”

  1. Bonjour ou bonsoir
    Je passe avec un cocktail d’amitié
    Pour que l’on puisse trinquer ensemble

    Avec un velouté de bonne santé
    Que l’on puisse le partager
    Ainsi qu’une poêlée de gentillesse
    Avec beaucoup de tendresse
    Pourquoi pas pour accompagnement
    Un plateau de douceur en chocolat

    Pour adoucir ta soirée ou ta journée

    Belle journée ou fin de journée

    Bisous Bernard

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  2. So true. God is a God of action, & he expects us to be productive, to use his gifts, to turn our prayers into action. It’s like we pray for a job, but that won’t till we start applying . He answered my prayer in 2015 when I got hired to move back to California. Dream jobs happen through prayers , faith & actions.

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  3. I am currently reading Mark Batterson’s “Draw the Circle” 40-day prayer challenge and yesterdays’s reading was so similar…. we must take the first step. God’s miracle is there for us when we move! There are no coincidences. Thank you for this blessing.

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  4. This is just for me. I’m taking that next step right away. No more waiting…
    Nevertheless, there’s also a time when we’ve got to wait for a cloud of confirmation. Oftentimes after we’ve done praying to God in faith, He expects us to listen to him and in listening we get a confirmation if we should go ahead or not.
    Moses, Abraham, even Jesus all waited for a cloud of confirmation before taking that next giant step. Their waiting didn’t stop them from having faith. I have learned overtime that waiting isn’t always weakness nor time wasting. Sometimes, He just needs us to wait.
    All the same great post and thanks for sharing.

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  5. An impacting message! We should work away from a fixed mindset and imbibe a growth mindset concerning life and the things of the spirit.

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    1. Hayley, I listened to your song with Dad, Godson (am I correct?). I know the praise will make God happy. Happy 79th birthday to the young-looking and energized grandpa!

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        1. Sure! I’m also delighted seeing a grandpa playing a post piano whole his daughter gives all the glory to God. I just handed over my boys (7 and 9) to a trainer. I know it’s not a coincidence, there is a purpose for it. Best wishes.

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  6. Wow! I never thought of it that way. I wonder if it all started with people gathered around the pool and seeing an angel stir the water. One person went in and got healed, so others tried the same thing and did not. As time went on, once one person got in the water, the others did not bother because only the first one was healed before. The never even bothered to try! It could be that there healing was right there all the time.

    We so often miss the answer and just go on waiting. I agree that not all prayers are answered right away because we often need our faith tested so it will grow. But knowing when to wait and when to act is critical.

    Excellent post!

    Be blessed.

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    1. Pete, you actually did justice to my post. You made an excellent contribution. I love what you said, “knowing when to wait and when to act is critical”.

      I appreciate your thoughts. Thanks for shedding more light to the message. Remain blessed.

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