The Bible tells us a story about a man named Naaman, the chief military officer to a king who was stricken with leprosy. Naaman was advised to go and see a prophet named Elisha who would tell him the cure. When Naaman went to meet Elisha, he was greeted not by the prophet himself, but rather by one of Elisha's messengers who told him the simple remedy: Connect to the power of water and submerge in the Jordan River.
“If you do this one action,” said the messenger, “you will be cured.”
Instead of being happy to have received this prescription, Naaman was angry. He didn't feel that Elisha had treated him with the proper respect he deserved. And not only was he angry that he had been greeted by a messenger and not the prophet himself, but he was also upset that he had travelled so far for such simple advice!
Essentially, the answer Naaman sought had come in a very different package than he had expected.
Very often in our lives, we have the same reaction and behave in the same way. If... Read More