When Success is Insufficient

Then Naaman and his entire party went back to find the man of God. They stood before him, and Naaman said, “Now I know that there is no God in all the world except in Israel. So please accept a gift from your servant.” 2 Kings 5:15 NLT

Everyone wants to be successful. Nobody gets up in the morning and says, “Today I will be biggest failure the world has ever seen.” No! I believe the opposite is true; people wake up in the morning wanting to be successful at whatever they put their hands to do. Today we will look at a successful man who realized that there are some areas in your life where success alone has little value.

Naaman was a success; verse 1 says, “The king of Aram had great admiration for Naaman, the commander of his army, because through him the Lord had given Aram great victories. But though Naaman was a mighty warrior, he suffered from leprosy.” As I’ve said before, but is a game changer. For Naaman, it took the shine out of his success. There were places he couldn’t go and things he couldn’t do because of his disease. He was victorious in battle but. . . I’m sure Naaman would trade his success for good health. He didn’t like the change that leprosy brought into his life.

One day his boss sent a letter to the King of Israel asking him to heal Naaman of his leprosy. The king was alarmed but Elisha told the king that he would attend to Naaman. Elisha sent a message to Naaman telling him to go wash himself seven times in the Jordan River but Naaman refused. Naaman felt disrespected by Elisha and his request. He decided that he was going home. “But his officers tried to reason with him and said, “Sir, if the prophet had told you to do something very difficult, wouldn’t you have done it? So you should certainly obey him when he says simply, ‘Go and wash and be cured!’”verse 13. The words of his officers made the difference. It was the game changer in Naaman’s life. When he obeyed the man of God, he was healed. He understood that there was no God like the God of Israel.  He discovered that God is the game changer.

Thought for Today: Friend, remember that our God is the game changer.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

3 thoughts on “When Success is Insufficient

    1. Glory to God, sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to do. All things are possible with God the game changer. My rejoinder for difficulties I am facing.

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  1. Glory to God, Glory to Jesus! Sometimes the simplest thing to do is the hardest. All things are possible with God our game changer. My rejoined for the difficulties I am facing.

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