What Is Your Role?

Grace and peace be unto you.

The story is told that Naaman, the commander of Aram’s army had leprosy. He received good news from an Israelite slave girl who served his wife. She informed his wife that there was a prophet in Israel who could heal him. Naaman spoke to the king and received permission and a letter to go to Israel. When he arrived, he delivered the letter to the king. After the king read the letter, he was angry. He tore his robe and asked if he were God. The letter read “With this letter I am sending my servant Naaman to you so that you may cure him of his leprosy.” Fortunately, Elisha heard of the incident and requested that Naaman be sent to him (2 Kings 5:1-8).  

The king of Israel was upset because he assumed that the king of Aram wanted him to heal Naaman. He did not have authority from God to perform healing, and was therefore incompetent. His reaction was justified. Interestingly, the king of Aram did not intend for him to heal Naaman, but to acknowledge his visit, and direct him to Elisha.

Do you understand your role in the situations you encounter? Sometimes we misinterpret what God wants us to do, which results in unnecessary frustration and despair, for ourselves and others. Just imagine how easy it was for the king to send Naaman to Elisha, in comparison to healing him. Perhaps you are contemplating a matter that seems challenging, well, should you solve the problem or find the problem solver? Scripture says, “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” (Proverbs 19:21).

Heavenly Father, we praise you because you are sovereign. Help us to use our discernment skills to determine our role in life’s situations. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Published by Nadine

I am a disciple of Christ and He is the center of my joy. I was created to accomplish his purpose. I am a writer and author of five books; 1. The 9 Unhealthy Desires of the Mind: How to defeat the enemy and fulfill your purpose, 2. The Heart of God: Follow His Plan, 3. Keep Moving Forward: Empowered by God's Love, 4. From God's Heart To Yours, 5. More Than Conqueror. Grace and peace be unto you.

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