2 Kings 5:11 (NLT)
11 But Naaman became angry and stalked away. “I thought he would surely come out to meet me!” He said. “I expected him to wave his hand over the leprosy and call on the name of the Lord his God and heal me!”
Naaman had gone to Elisha to be cured of his leprosy. But when he got there he didn’t like that Elisha told him to go wash himself seven times in the Jordan. It was a murky, dirty river. He was angry and wanted no part of the ‘cure’…but then those around him convinced him to do what the prophet had said and when he did, he was healed.
Have you ever done that? Prayed and asked God for something then when He tells you what you must do to receive what you’re asking for – you want to complain and ask why you have to do it that way. You want to know if you can get the same thing in a different manner. What you’re really doing is trying to negotiate with God. I will be the first to admit…been there…done that…I actually have several of those t-shirts. But like Naaman, we have to stop and learn that God’s way is always the best. When He asks us to do something, He will always equip us with what we need to complete the task. He will not leave us to perform the task alone. With Jesus we can and will accomplish all that we are supposed to and prayers will be answered according to His will.
My prayer is that when God requires something of me that I not hesitate…that when I ask for things in my life I realize that God’s way is always the best way for me…that my life is a testimony to the faithfulness of Jesus and how He equips me with all I need. How about you?
I pray everyone has a GREAT and BLESSED day.