Today is all about unveiling why you may be experiencing some marital delay and what you can do to avoid the delay.
I got a glimpse into the way God runs this life partner thing in the story of Namaan and Prophet Elisha. I am so giddy with excitement as I share this with you.
You see, Namaan was a valiant and influential soldier who happened to be a leper before his encounter with Prophet Elisha. He even agreed to travel down to Israel for a meeting with the prophet after listening to advice from his wife’s Israelite maid.
And so off Namaan went to Israel with his horse and chariots to meet with Elisha. When Elisha heard that Namaan was at his door, here is what Elisha told Namaan to do (remember that Namaan was a wealthy man who certainly expected to be treated like the important guest that he truly was).
2 kings 5:10 (NIV)
Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, “Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed.”
As you can imagine, Namaan was so mad at Elisha. Really funny because Elisha had just given him a solution, and here he was getting mad at Elisha for giving him a solution to his problem. Why was he angry?
2 Kings 5:11 (NIV)
But Namaan went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy.
Can you see this? The man had an expectation of how he was going to be healed. But God didn’t want to heal him in the manner he was expecting his healing. And Namaan would have gone back home a leprous man if he hadn’t listened to the advice from his servants. He would have delayed his healing process.
What’s my point? Are your expectations of how your life partner would come preventing God from bringing you your life partner? Is there a certain way or a certain methodology you expect that God will follow before bringing your life partner to you?
It could even be that God has brought the person already and you cannot see because you are busy expecting the person to come in a certain way and manner. Stop it!
Are you expecting that you will met him or her at a certain place? You must meet him or her in final year? You must meet him or her in church? Whatever your expectations are could be the reason for the delay you may be experiencing right now.
So be like Namaan and listen to this advice. Erase all expectations of how your partner will show up and trust God to bring your life partner in the way that He wants to bring him or her to you.
Remove every picture of how it is going to happen in your mind and tell God that you are totally open to his will and plan for your life.
May the Lord grant more understanding in Jesus name!
CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
I do not struggle with God’s way of bringing my life partner
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Holy Spirit, help me to erase every expectation of how you will bring my life partner into my life.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
Erase all expectations from your heart and trust God to bring your life partner in the way that He wants to bring him or her to you.
ACTION PLAN OF THE DAY
Ask God to help you eliminate contrary expectations of how He will bring your life partner into your life
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY
2 Kings 5
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