Don’t Short-Cut the Process

Daily Devotional

2 Kings 5:10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.

Success always comes with a requirement and involves a process. What often hinders achievement is a tendency to ignore or short-cut the process.

Esther had to be purified for 12 months before she was presented to the King for consideration to become the queen in Esther 2;12. Daniel and the 3 Hebrew boys had to be trained for three (3) years before they could serve in the palace, Daniel 1:3-16. Elisha had to see Elijah before he was taken up to get the double portion of his anointing. In 1 Kings 17:13 the widow of Zarephath had to use the last of the meal and oil that she had left to feed the man of God before she saw abundance. The requirements of each of these bible characters may have been different, but they all had a requirement to fulfill.

Your attitude to the process will determine how quickly you find success. Naaman was leprous and the requirement for him to be healed as instructed by Elisha was for him to dip 7 times in river Jordan in 2 Kings 5:10. For a while Naaman ignored the instruction thinking that the Jordan river was beneath him. However, his healing only came when he did what was required of him. What was significant about this is that Naaman wasted time refusing to do what was required of him and in the end had to come back full circle to do what he was instructed to do in the first place.

Don’t see the requirement or process as a burden, make it your friend. Being resistant to what you are required to do will only work against you. Success comes when you do what God requires of you. Try as hard as you may, it will not come before then. Your only option therefore is to embrace the process.

Life Application: Identify or remind yourself of what is required for your success and perform it quickly.

Prayer: Lord, I choose to do things your way instead of finding ways around your instructions. I choose to go through the process however long it takes so I don’t make a mess of things. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Published by Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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