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Be a Signpost

Go straight traffic sign with black arrowScripture: 2 Kings 5:2–3

And the Syrians had gone out on raids, and had brought back captive a young girl from the land of Israel. She waited on Naaman’s wife. Then she said to her mistress, ‘If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy.’” (NKJV)

Naaman was a great general who handed many military victories to the king of Assyria. But Naaman had a problem: he had leprosy.

Fortunately, a young servant girl captured from the land of Israel worked for Naaman’s wife. At an opportune time, the servant girl told Naaman’s wife that Naaman could be healed if he would see the prophet, Elisha.

Ultimately, Naaman acted on the information, and he was healed from his leprosy. This “unimportant” servant girl was a signpost who pointed the way for Naaman to experience salvation from this deadly disease.

We may feel insignificant and unimportant. However, as believers, we are messengers who are able to tell people about the cure for their leprosy of sin. By fulfilling our responsibility to tell others the way of salvation, we enable them to experience the cure for the malady (sin) that would ultimately destroy them. We serve as a conduit that connects them to their heavenly Father.

The key to Naaman’s healing was the information the seemingly unimportant servant girl communicated to her mistress. Even though the servant’s name is not mentioned, she is part of a story that will echo into eternity.

As we become strategic kingdom investors for expanding the Kingdom of God, our lives, too, will echo into eternity.

Today, ask yourself:

What opportunities do I have to communicate information that may help someone find healing and wholeness through Christ?

Starting today, set a goal to serve as a signpost that points the way to salvation.

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