John 5:7 The sick man answered Him, "Sir, I have no man to put me in the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me."
Jesus has asked this man who has been sick for 38 years if he wants to be healed. It would seem to be an obvious answer, but Jesus still asks us if we want what might seem obvious. He doesn't force himself on anyone. He seeks your decision to have Him. He (the sick man) suffers from a self pitying, complaining, victim attitude - 'I have no-one,' 'others always beat me to the water,' I try, but nothing happens for me.' Jesus asks the question, 'Do you want to be healed,' to start the man on the pathway to realise he needs to get involved in changing his life, by first changing his attitude. As we choose to stand on our own feet, rather than waiting for others to change our life, God will help us. He works in our moving. Don't wait around for others, or a chance to favour you. Stand up, walk, be healed, connect with Christ & victory over long-standing problems is yours.