“Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his
master, and honourable, because by him the LORD had given deliverance 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.

Our Focal Scripture presents two sides of Naaman’s life. Naaman was a successful
warrior, and was important to his master; he was a mighty man of valour; he was
famous and did exploit. There was so much in Naaman’s life that any man of his
generation would have desired, but he was also a leper.

No man willfully chooses to become a leper. Leprosy is a health challenge. Leprosy
was a setback that happened to Naaman. It was his chapter of pain. Despite Naaman’s
leprosy, he became great. Despite his setback, he attained greatness. What happened
to Naaman did not stop his manifestation.

Friend, hear God’s prophetic word: whatever happened to you will not stop your march
to greatness. The disappointments, setbacks, rejections, pain, misfortunes, ill
luck, etc that may have come your way will not stop God from making you who He wants
you to be. The enemy may have planted roadblocks on your way to stop you, but God
says, no destiny roadblock will stop you. You will rise above whatever happened to

God is bigger than every setback that has come your way. God’s plan for your life is
bigger than the misfortunes that may have come to you. If Jehovah is involved, your
setbacks may still be there and you will attain greatness, and whatever happened to
you will be a lone, isolated chapter in the success story that God will make out of

Instead of focusing on what happened to you, focus on God; God is able to make you
who He wants you to be. Hold on to God, and you will rise above what happened to

Pray With Me: Lord, whatever happened to me will not stop me, in Jesus’ name!

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Enjoy A Restful Saturday.

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Written by chidiebere

Chidi is a Blogger for Gospotainment, a sports Analyst and a Devoted Christian