So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. – II Kings 5:14
II Kings 5:1-15
One of the evils that befall us in our generation is ‘lack of motivation’, which results in quitting. Many of us have become defeatist and resigned to fate. There is so much against people now more than before: unemployment, mounting bills, delay in getting married, marital challenges, medical conditions, rising cost of living, etc.
All these things can make you lose your will to fight, to push, to keep going, etc. The system/satan so beats you to a point where you become tired of trying, praying and waiting for God. However, “There is no greater failure in life than the man who has stopped trying.”
Nobody ever became great at something they quitted in. Today ask yourself a question you may never have asked before – “How Bad Do I Want It?”
Naaman – In spite of His victories and accolades, had a BUT in his life. He was leprous. He must have tried everything, but got no relief. With his position and money, he must have sought the best of medical attention, but they offered no help.
However, despite how much he had tried, he felt another help, another doctor would not hurt. He was willing to try again. That’s the attitude you must have – to not stop asking, seeking and knocking until what you desire comes.
Put yourself in Naaman’s shoes, he may have felt the need to quit after some dips in the river without seeing changes in his body. But he wanted the result so bad that he went all the way. Don’t stop half way, go all the way, and your faith will be rewarded.
Dare to TRY again this THURSDAY!
II Kings 13:18-19, Luke 8:43-44 & II Chronicles 15:7.
Confess your weakness, tiredness, fatigue and discouragement to God, and ask Him to be the glory and the lifter up of your head today.