Day 47: I trust You, Lord. I won’t complain. 2 Kings 4:18-37
Sit down and think about a time when you had an issue in your life. When you decided to discuss it, who did you talk to? What did you say? What was their response? What was the outcome in the end? Have you been complaining about it? Here are some examples:
Example 1: Hey, Trina. Girl, my husband is cheating on me. Yeah, girl. I caught him! He’s so no good. A skank! I can’t stand him! I’m going to divorce him!
Example 2: Man, I hate my job. All my co-workers do is sit around doing nothing. My supervisor complains if I’m late one day but forgets I’m in early and out late. They didn’t even give us a Christmas bonus. I wish I was somewhere else. I hate this company.
Example 3: Oh, I feel so sick! My body aches. My head is dizzy. My ears are ringing. My nose won’t stop running. I think I have the flu.
In each of the examples, these read like a normal conversations, right? Just regular things people would say to another as they are updating a friend or love one on things going on in their life. In each example, the speaker is 1.) talking to the wrong person, 2.) speaking the wrong things, and 3.) placing their trust in the wrong place.
Let’s look at a better example.
And when the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers. And he said unto his father, My head, my head. And he said to a lad, Carry him to his mother. And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died. And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door upon him, and went out. And she called unto her husband, and said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the young men, and one of the asses, that I may run to the man of God, and come again. And he said, Wherefore wilt thou go to him to day? it is neither new moon, nor sabbath. And she said, It shall be well. 2 Kings 4:18-23 KJV
The Shunammite woman's son had just died. This is the son she was prophesied to receive by the prophet Elisha. What you see here is the woman didn’t want to talk to anyone but ‘the man of God.’ She didn’t run to a girlfriend. She didn’t discuss it with her husband. Instead, she laid her dead son down and sought out Elisha. Her husband felt she needed to wait until the ‘church doors’ where open before she could reach the ‘preacher.’ She was determined to go to Elisha no matter what. When her husband unknowingly tried to bait her, she told him “Everything will be ok.” Look at that trust!
So she went and came unto the man of God to mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, yonder is that Shunammite: Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband? is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well. 2 Kings 4:25-26 KJV
Do you see that right there? Elisha asked her how things were with the child and she replied “IT IS WELL.” This lady just lost her child she was promised and here she is telling Elisha everything is ok?!? Did this woman live in opposite world? It’s looks so.
And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And the man of God said, Let her alone; for her soul is vexed within her: and the LORD hath hid it from me, and hath not told me. Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me? …And Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff upon the face of the child; but there was neither voice, nor hearing. Wherefore he went again to meet him, and told him, saying, The child is not awaked. 2 Kings 4:25-26;31 KJV
Elisha was a prophet. He should have discerned what the issue was but he had no clue because God did not tell him. Was God checking to see where her faith was…hmmmm? This lady must’ve realized that she should speak life and not death to her situation, because even when Elisha saw that she was upset, she did not speak negative about her situation. Instead, she reminded Elisha what was promised to her. “Didn’t God say I could have a Son! Didn’t he promise me this!” She refused to say her son was dead so Elisha directed his servant to check on the boy.
And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed. He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD. And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and he stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm. Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes. 2 Kings 4:32-35 KJV
Elisha, seeing the child was dead, did not call the child dead. Instead, he talked to God about it. He sought his Father and when he received guidance about the solution to the issue, he placed his mouth on the situation (the child) and blew life into it. Not once did Elisha speak death. Not once did he complain. Not once did he even discuss it. He took the matter to God. He closed out everyone and turned to God, and the child woke up.
Wow! You have to blow Life on your issues rather than speak death. You have been brainwashed to think that a normal conversation about an issue is ok, when in essence, you are giving the demonic kingdom ammunition to use against you. You are calling death upon yourself – death in your marriage, death on the job, and death in your body.
When there is an issue in your life, if you aren’t talking to someone who will pray with you, then shut your mouth. Sitting around discussing it in a pity party does no one any good. Be quiet! Every word you speak against yourself is against yourself. Don’t make it worse by speaking against the word of God.
If you can’t shut your mouth, spend some time in opposite world and speak the positive rather than the negative. “My marriage will not die! My husband will come home. I speak to the spirit of adultery and I command you to leave this marriage. I rebuke you! You have to leave this marriage.” Be like the Shunammite woman: IT IS WELL!
Give it to God! You don’t need friends when you are dealing with an issue. You don’t need anyone who isn’t going into prayer on your behalf. GIVE THE ISSUE TO GOD!!!! Through prayer, let Him lead and guide you. When the issue is resolved, then yell it to everyone from the mountain top. You now have a testimony worth telling. Now is the time to talk!
Your mouth is powerful. You can either call death onto yourself or life (Proverbs 18:21). Choose one. Be quiet and give the issue to God. There is no reason to complain. There is no need to discuss it. Discuss it prayerfully and tell it when the testimony has manifested.
Speaking in the black (not the red),
Keiyia JOYet George
Trust Walk: Walking in His Steps coming soon!