STEP OUT OF STUCK based on the encounter Jesus had with the severely disabled man waiting for a miracle at the pool of Bethesda in John 5.
This poor man was not only paralysed and stuck physically but also mentally emotionally and relationally. He was STUCK because he had spent decades at Bethesda, a place that was rigged for failure and disappointment.
I’m using BETHESDA as a metaphor for anytime you’ve got stuck in your life. Bethesda can be any place, person or situation that promises breakthrough whilst locking you into a system, structure and culture that denies your breakthrough.
BETHESDA is a place of highly organised failure and systemic disappointment.
Many people are stuck in life by their highly organised fear, guilt, shame, anger, regret and failure.
This severely disabled man waiting for a miracle at Bethesda didn’t realise that his miracle would be in leaving Bethesda the problem WAS Bethesda. Jesus told him to STEP OUT OF STUCK.. leave the system and go home and millions of us need to do the same.
Don’t keep surrendering your life to other people’s Bethesda’s and leaders stop creating Bethesda churches and organisations.