Many of us can relate fantastic experiences we have had that were messed by something small. A great vacation that you once had until something happened or a great relationship you enjoyed until something small but ugly came about. Ni matter how much we try to get out of life, it’s never 100 % flawless and there will always be something that will come up at some point and mess the flow. The scriptures gives a story where Elisha a mighty prophet visited the town of Jericho. The town is one of the most strategically located in the Jordan valley near River Jordan. The inhabitants of the town started narrating how great and beautiful the town was until they reached their ‘but’. They did not only speak about the goodness of the city while overlooking the challenges. They were wise enough to explain everything as it was. As humans, we always bring our best foot forward and want others to only know the best concerning us and our circumstances. So we don’t mind putting a facade behind the pains and struggles within us. When asked how we are doing, we are quick to say that we are fine while smiling although packed Inside us are disturbing skeletons we would rather not speak about. We are victims of saying ‘ we are fine’ when our deep conscious cry out aloud that we are no where near fine. You meet someone who is near death but the best thing they can tell you is, “am fine!” The people of Jericho refused to die the death of the foolish and spoke out their ‘but’. The town was good yes but the water and soil caused diseases and barrenness. It’s one thing to speak about how strong and good we are but let’s be honest and bring out our ‘buts’ to the open. Am a very great man yes, but I have a drinking problem! Am a very great woman yes, but I have a wasp like temper! Jericho was healed because the people brought their ‘but’ to the open and so shall you. What ‘buts’ characterize your life? What one thing can you change about yourself if you had the ability? What area would God heal if only you released the same to him? Get a trusted and faithful friend and together release your ‘buts’ to God! There is healing in being authentic but it happens when disclose our ‘buts’ to God!
“Then the men of the city said to Elisha, “Please notice, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees; but the water is bad, and the ground barren.” II Kings 2:19 NKJV
Last modified: July 15, 2020