Today I’d like to zoom in one of the many questions Jesus asked in the Gospels:
“When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?””
John 5:6 NIV
This question was addressed to a paralytic man who has been disabled for 38 years.
One would assume the answer to that question is “of course! What kind of question is this?” But in my experience working with people, and doing some self-reflection, most of us WISH to do better but in reality do not want to make the necessary sacrifices.
Let me give you an example. My average screen time on my iPhone is 2.5 hours a day… I know… I know. Lately I’ve seen this number jumped to 4.5!!! The biggest culprit? Facebook.
Do I want to fix this or merely wish it’ll solve itself? Well, yesterday I put a time restriction on this app (10mins a day). Coupled with YouTube and Instagram also under time restrictions I anticipate my usage to go way down.
Do you really want to get/do better, or do we merely wish things get better one way or another?