“Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his
master, and honourable… ance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but
he was a leper.”
(2 Kings 5: 1)
That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.
Naaman’s life presents an irony of some sorts: he was a great man but was also a
leper. He had areas of strength, but also had a weakness that had the capacity to
ground him. He had a major advantage, but he also had a disappointing disadvantage.
Naaman may have chosen to sit back and be a miserable leper, but he chose to be an
outstanding warrior. Instead of accepting his fate and live with what life threw at
him, he made a higher, tougher choice to stay on the grind despite his misfortune.
He broke the limits of his condition.
Friend, life may have thrown limits around you, but God says, break out of the
limits. Break out of your disadvantages; break out of the boundaries of your
weaknesses, limits and setbacks; don’t live your life according to what happened to
you; don’t allow what happened to you to limit your march to greatness.
God says, don’t allow poverty to stop you from dreaming big and thinking big; don’t
allow rejection to stop you from trying again; don’t allow unemployment to stop you
from taking vital steps that will be ultimately rewarding; don’t allow your
background to confine you in obscurity. Step out of your limits and do what you have
Naaman remained a warrior despite his leprosy, and with time, he captured a Hebrew
maid that connected him to Elisha. What he got by breaking his limit empowered him
to move completely out of his limit.
If you keep building on your strength, your weakness will go into hiding. If you
stay on the grind despite your disadvantages, soon, the yoke will be taken off your
Pray With Me: Lord, give me grace to break out of the limits of my challenges, in
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Enjoy A Super Sunday.