Don't Block Your Blessing
"And his servants came near and spoke to him, and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do something great, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?” 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." (2 Kings 5:13&14, NKJV)
Naaman was the commander of the Syrian army. But Naaman had leprosy. He was informed of a man of God in Israel who might be able to heal him of his leprosy. Therefore Naaman went to Israel and found Elisha the prophet. When Elisha sent word to Naaman what he must do to be healed, the Bible informs us that Naaman walked away furious. Naaman became upset because he expected the prophet to do some great incantation, long prayer, give him some “roots” or work some magic trick. Naaman began his journey home in a rage because what he expected did not take place. Had it not been for his servant who encouraged him to just obey the word of the prophet, Naaman would have went back to Syria still suffering with leprosy. He would have blocked his blessing.
Many times, we block our blessings because we are expecting God to do things our way. Many times, we look for God to move when and like we want Him to. We have an expectation of what our blessing ought to be, or what it should look like. When we do this we end up blocking or missing the true blessing from God.
Let’s allow God be God in our lives. Just trust what He says and move when, and how He tells you to move. God has great things in store for you, but you must be open to letting God do it, “God’s way.” You just be obedient and receive what He has. Lay aside your expectations and your presuppositions. Trust that God knows what’s best for you. Be open and obedient, and DON’T BLOCK YOUR BLESSING!