Main text: 2 Kings 2:46 – So let’s go to the camp of the Arameans and surrender. If they spare us we live, if they kill us we die.

2 Timothy 1:7 – For God gave us not a spirit of fearfulness; but of power and love and discipline.

It was Mark Zukerberg of the internet fame and owner of “Facebook and whatsApp;” who said “you are better of trying something and having it not work and learning from that, then not doing anything at all” He further stated. “In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”

In our main text above, four desperate lepers dared into the camp of the Arameans hoping to either live and enjoy or die if the Arameans decided to kill them. They lived after meeting the Arameans camp empty because the soldiers had deserted the camp out of fear. The lepers had a field day, enjoyed and looted the camp of the Arameans. Wow!

In Esther 4:16, we also saw a marvelous risk-taker-Esther the Queen – of the “if I perish I perish fame. She risked going to the king at a time the law forbids, at the stake of her life. Her action saved her life and the lives of a whole Jewish nation of her time. We should not always wait for perfect or favourable conditions, to act for it may lead to inactivity. Ecclesiastes 11:4 advises us against such inactivity.

This practical insight is especially applicable to our spiritual lives. If we wait for a perfect church, we will never join any. If we wait for perfect ministry, we will never serve. Take steps now to grow spiritually. Don’t wait for perfect conditions that may never come. Just because life is uncertain does not mean we should do nothing for the more experiments you make, the more experiences you garner, and in life what you do with your experiences is what counts at last.


Prayer Point: Father God, open our eyes that we may see and implore opportunities that come our way that leads us to victory and success in our lives

BY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL) To send your testimony, write us: mylivingwaterdevotional@gmail.com.