I realised recently I’ve been stuck.
I get caught up in a concept, or a paradigm of thought.
In 2 Kings 7, there is the most amazing illustration of God Blessing a paradigm shift. Picture the scene: the city has been under seige so long the people have resorted to cannibalism. They are completely surrounded by perhaps the most powerful army in the world. At the city gate sit 4 men. Rejected by society, bodies being eaten away by an incurable disease, these men sit and wait for death.
Then one of them shifts the paradigm.
“Now four men who were lepers were at the entrance of the city’s gate; and they said to one another, Why do we sit here until we die?” (2 Kings 7:3)
They get up and go out to the Syrian army. Their reason? We’re dead anyway, what more can the enemy do to us?
The last few days I’ve been mulling this thought over and over. “Why not try?”
The lepers tried, and they brought news back to the city of its salvation by God. Peter tried, and walked on the water to Jesus. The shift in paradigm can change our lives.
Short tonight, maybe. Hopefully a dynamite package.
Why not try? The worst that can happen is you end up where you started.