Making Surrender Your Last Resort
Naaman was the commander of a large army. But even though he was a powerful soldier, he suffered from leprosy, a painful skin disease. Naaman traveled to receive healing from the prophet Elisha. Yet he balked at Elisha’s strange directions. Naaman looked in the right place and asked the right questions, but did not like what he heard. This soldier only acted on Elisha’s words as a last resort.
We all understand that surrender is necessary for healing, but there’s a difference between knowing what to do and actually doing it. Just like Naaman, we can hear truth – and even understand it – but we may not act on that wisdom.
Naaman’s last resort was surrendering to God. We can make the same mistake. Don’t wait until other efforts have failed before you surrender to Him. Make surrender your first choice, not your last resort.
– Troy Haas, First Steps