From an Outcast to a Hero.
The story of the four lepers in 2 Kings 7 is one of the extra ordinary events in the bible. God used ordinary people, out-cast, reject, disabled, labelled for scorn to save the Israelites.
In those days, lepers were not allowed to stay in the city, but are banished outside the city gate and there, they would die. No one would look upon them; no one would even speak to them. During this time, there was a great famine in the land; not only that, the Arameans had camped not too far away to fight against Israel. There was no way the children of Israelite would win the battle except the Lord gave it into their hands.
These four lepers were hungry, and thought they should probably go to their enemies and surrender. They went to the edge of the camp, and not a man was there, for the Lord had caused the Arameans to hear the sound of chariots and horses and a great army so they flee. 'Look, the king of Israel has hired the Hittite, and the Egyptian kings to attack us! so they got up and fled in the dusk and abandoned their tents and their horses and donkeys. They left their camp and ran for their lives.
Wow! Can you imagine that? The four lepers who were considered nothing; the odds were against them. They had nothing, no title to their names and I'm guessing they had no sword or whatsoever weapon to defend themselves, but the Lord was with them. See Folks, when you are willing to do the ordinary, God will do the extra-ordinary. Where people have considered you as nobody, God will cause you to be a mighty one. As God caused their foot steps to be that of mighty warriors, God will make your life an example of greatness, even beyond your own imagination. He will remove every label the enemy has put upon life and make His glory to show forth.
Quit looking down on your life, God can use you for great exploit; He can take you to places you never thought you would get to.
He can make you pass that examination. He can make you reach that height in your career. God can do anything with your life. His power is not limited because you can’t speak well in public, remember Moses, God still used him. His power also is not limited because people or even your family has tossed you aside to look over sheep, remember David, he became the King. He will not look down on you because of where you came from or because you are an orphan, remember Esther - she became a queen in a foreign land; what about Joseph, the slave who became one of the greatest ruler, what about Daniel? And the list goes on and on.
There is this quote that says, 'Great people are ordinary people with extra-ordinary about of determination'. Don’t limit yourself because of what you can see around you; He is God, and He can turn the same thing that has worked against your life to begin to work in your favour. You don’t have to be a residence of a country before he can make you great, you don’t need to have all the right resources to do wonders in your life - He is the God of ALL resources, and He will make available for you what you need to succeed. He is God, and he can cause even the smallest thing to be the greatest thing.
Now is not the time to hide because of the defect or weakness you think you may have, now is the time to Arise and shine for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
Good Morning Folks.