Key Text: 2 Kings 5:11
But Naaman was furious and went away and said, “Behold, I thought, ‘He will surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, and wave his hand over the place and cure the leper.’
Many dreams have hit the rocks not because they weren’t fantastic dreams nor well thought out, but because many people already have a set mind and a non-flexible imagination on how they think their endeavors and businesses will succeed, and as such they have become unwilling to try out other peoples’ suggestions especially when it seems too ordinary.
Naaman was one of the greatest army general in Syria, whom by God’s hands had won many battles for his country: but he had Leprosy both on his body and in his attitude. Having received a suggestion to solving his pressing need, his imaginations as to the procedure of the solution almost blocked off his miracle. His idea of getting healed was totally different from Prophet Elisha’s instructions: they were too ordinary and demeaning to try.
Sometimes the sequence of events to achieving our goals may not be as we had previously imagined: sometimes the solutions may seem too simple to be true, and other times they may seem too complicated to take on. But we must understand that the fact that it didn’t come as we have thought doesn’t mean it is a wrong solution. As such, to get the breakthrough we’ve been praying for, we must be flexible, humble and willing to do what it takes.
There many other ways to arrive at the solution- you have to be open and flexible.
Do you find it difficult to accept other peoples’ suggestions? Would you be humble to enough to listen to the janitor’s suggestion? Do you get hysterical when things happen out of the sequence of your imagination? Are you opened to less complex solutions or you are set in your own ways?
The key to success lies heavily in the openness of your mind. Do not allow your imaginations become so stereotype to the point where it begins to gets in the way of your life. Let God!
You will succeed!
Prayer: Father, I thank you because your promises are sure and will be established in my life. Teach me to understand and follow your leading even when it seems so ordinary. Help me to always trust and obey, in Jesus name.
Gbenga Solademi ©