Stop Waiting on Them!

Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?”

-John 5:5-6

If my husband would just step up we could be so much further along!

If I just had an opportunity I could do something really great!

If people supported me I could do what I've been called to do!

If I had the money...the people...the tools...I could just ______________!

Have you ever said any of these things? I have. It is tempting to wait for things to be just right before you take a step into the great thing you've been dreaming about, but you have waited long enough!

The conditions will never be perfect, but God is. He has a beautiful future planned for you, and He just needs you to trust Him enough to step into it.

He knows the limitations that you see. He sees your husband, your children, your career, and your condition, and He is not moved by any of it. His mind hasn't changed.

He knows that you thought you would be further; He knows that you thought your marriage would be in a different place, you would be more financially secure, and that you would have more support than you do right now. Yet, He is still calling you to step out onto the water, and He has this word for you today:


Stop waiting for your husband to be who you thought he should be before you decide to enjoy your life.

Stop waiting for your children to line up to who you raised them to be before you minister to other moms.

Stop waiting for people to call you a title before you operate in the ministry God has called you to do.

Stop waiting for others to believe that you can do it before you start believing that you can do it.


You've been in this condition long enough. Do you want to be well? Do you want to fulfill the purpose God has for you? Do you want to enjoy this life? Then STOP WAITING ON THEM, and start living the life God has promised!

Have you been waiting on things to be “just right”? What are you waiting on? Will you commit to taking a step of faith to move forward today?

Debra CheekComment