Can’t I Do It My Way?

I was going to do my devotions yesterday morning, but I really did not know where to go to read. I'd finished my last plan and had not set myself on a new one. So I stood my Bible up and let it fall open, figuring that's where I'd read. It fell open to 2 Kings 5:10... which reads, "Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored and you shall be clean. But Naaman was angry and went away and said, Behold, I thought he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God , and wave his hand over the place and heal the leper.That's all the further I got in this reading, because it spoke to me so much, especially in light of recent events and circumstances. Why is it that we (the created) are always wanting to tell God (the Creator) how we want things done, or how we want to be blessed, healed... whatever? It seems that when we decide how it should be done or accomplished, we have told God that we know better than Him. Someone just this past week said to me, "I just can't understand why God doesn't just do it this way. It would be so much more simple."  But God's ways are not our ways, and so many times, as was the case with Naaman, it is a simple matter of our obedience. 

Can you do it your way? Sure you can. But don't blame God for the outcome.

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