What to Do with an Unwelcomed Change


And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die? If we say, We will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die. And they rose up in the twilight, to go unto the camp of the Syrians… (2 Kings 7:3-5a)

At the time of this passage, there was a severe famine throughout the land. The four lepers were outcasts of their community and were forbidden to dwell within the city due to their highly contagious disease. Faced with these facts, they were aware that they would either die from the disease or from the famine. Instead of welcoming death, they decided to do something about it.

At some point in our lives, we will encounter an unwelcomed changed: an illness, financial problems, family problems, job loss, etc. Regardless of what form it may take, it is an unexpected interruption to our lives. In these situations, we will are tempted to give up and admit defeat. However, as believers in Christ, we are victorious overcomers, so, we are obligated to fight. Should we allow the enemy to win the souls of our unsaved friends and loved ones? Should we allow sickness and disease to ravage our bodies? Should we allow financial problems to cause our lives to deteriorate? Or do we fight back?

Life will give you lemons, but what you do with the lemons makes all the difference. You can make lemonade or you can squeeze the lemons in your eyes and cry. You can make a profit by selling the lemons or you can eat them. You can even use the seeds in the lemon and plant them and make more lemons. You can make a lemon cookies or you can use them as home decor for your coffee table. Whatever you decided to do with life’s lemons, just do something.

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