Not sure about you, but for me if possible I'd like to travel the path of NO resistance, Nada.
When our mind set (a mind set upon the flesh) is steeped in lameness, is it any wonder we come up with lame excuses?
I love the story in the Gospel of John when Jesus steps into this scene; it says there is a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving (stirring) of the water.
Tradition has it that at a certain season an angel went down and troubled the water; the first one into the waters after this angelic aquatic feat was made whole, and stepping right into the center of it all, is Jesus. As usual, He stirs things up real good.
Here is an example of the old passing away because the new is being ushered in.
Going through a long line of prophets, God has been addressing our ancestors in different ways for centuries. Recently he spoke to us directly through his Son. By his Son, God created the world in the beginning, and it will all belong to the Son at the end. This Son perfectly mirrors God, and is stamped with God's nature. He holds everything together by what he says—powerful words!
This isn't an angel speaking to this infirm (impotent) man and asking him if he wants to BE made whole.
What does this man say;The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steps down before me.
Jesus said, "Get up, take your bedroll, start walking." The man was healed on the spot. He picked up his bedroll and walked off.
I think it is a whole lot easier to remain as it were spiritually retarded, then to step out in faith knowing I am loved.The enemy of our soul will certainly assist in fueling the mindset that sees nothing but our lameness. The thing is, His grace is ever present to Be made whole.I love what Oswald Chambers has said; 'He doesn't give us overcoming life, but life as we overcome.'