Do you ever see yourself as the man at the pool of Bethesda giving excuses for while your breakthrough hasn’t come? Blaming others for what you don’t have? Giving all the reasons why you can’t get what you need? Now think about what Jesus told that man. My personal opinion is that Jesus was trying to tell him that his excuses and his reasons and his blaming others is the reason that he is not healed yet then he proceeded to tell him how he can be healed. I believe when he said these words..”pick up your mat and walk” that he meant pick up your cross and walk which is whatever is in front of you. You pick up that mat and go on!!! Remember God is with you and he will never leave you or forsake you. You are an overcomer! You’re a warrior, a child of God and there is nothing impossible with God, SO quit giving excuses today! Know that God is aware of “your mat” (your need) and He is working. Our job is to trust him and to keep walking!