Be God’s tool everywhere!
We were once friends and then we got hitched
Then I heard the word- disentangle!
So we were once an item but then we broke up…
Love found me and He put a ring on it
God’s being the best ever!
I regret not one day with Him
My ex is called FEAR, please tell him to stop trying…
I’m in LOVE with another and he simply stands no chance!
The story of Naaman the valiant commander of the Syrian army who had leprosy takes centre stage in today’s post. I am excited about his healing but more delighted in the anonymous servants whom God used to bring about this miracle. The entire story is told beautifully in 2 Kings chapter 5 verses 1 through 19.
So my first heroine is the young girl who was kidnapped from Israel as a result of a raid by the Syrian army and found herself as a maid to Naaman’s wife. One day she voices her thoughts regarding her master, Naaman’s condition.
“If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy” (2 Kings 5:3)
This utterance from the lips of a young girl traumatized from a raid speaks a lot. It tells of love demonstrated in kindness that overrides misery of being in an unfortunate circumstance. It helps us understand what it means to care even when the enemy is the recipient. It teaches us what it means to bring about change from the status quo even when there are probably no direct benefits. Why should a servant girl who is forced to labour strive to do all these?
Whilst pondering on her actions-there’s more!
The story continues with Naaman’s ‘matter’ (situation) giving the King of Israel plenty wahala (trouble) in his desperate desire to be healed. Thank God for Elisha, but Naaman would have none of the instructions being dished out by the prophet. Hmm, so close to his healing but pride and rage are seriously scheming to abort the entire mission. This is the reason why the servants who accompanied Naaman are my next set of superheroes.
“My father, if the prophet had told you to do something great, would you have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?” (2 Kings 5:13)
I’ll like to congratulate Naaman for being surrounded with such human resources. More blessings than the Syrian King could ever bestow on him! I salute these men for not cowering in fear and keeping quiet but for speaking up with much wisdom yet respectfully. I still want to shout out to them for not ganging up against their boss but teaming up to offer counsel in that dire moment.
Your little action or inaction can make a whole lot of difference-good or bad. Sitting on the fence has never being a good idea. Be the answer to someone’s prayer! Make the best of your seemingly mundane routine-give your best shot in the workplace, market, school, home and in fact everywhere! Make things your business when it really does matter!
Be God’s tool everywhere by partnering with Him. Get up and get to work!
PS: The world is still shaken by COVID-19 at this time. FEAR NOT! Remain useful and relevant even in these times!