Just a thinking...
God's way, might be different from our way. *surely it is, we knew the theory, but might be not with the practice*
We might think that to achieve our purposes we should do this '5 steps' or that '7 habits' or this '6 miraculous that works' or else.
We often listen to others' story just to realize that we also want God works with that methods into our life.
Or else, according to our experiences, we expected people to experience what we have been thru before.
The thing is, what is working with you, might not be worked the same way with others.
Like this Naaman, he though that if God want to heal him, this Elijah, this servant of God will come to him, lay his hand upon the illness, and pray for him, cry out to God for the healing and he will be healed. (2 Kings 5:11)
But God want to heal him differently. God, thru His servant, Elijah, asked him to wash himself inside the river of Jordan, 7 times.
11But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.
12Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.
He was wroth. Above was what he thinking. Fortunately his servant managed to persuade him, "if Elijah had told him to do a difficult thing, wouldn't he will do according to his word. more over, Elijah only asked him to do a simple things. wash seven times and be clean".
So, Naaman might be just give it a try. At the end, he was healed.
Am not intend to write about his obedience. Actually, i just was thinking that most of us, might have the same respond with Naaman. We might be wroth. Especially if God didn't do it "our way". Just simply because we've heard the way how God's work before in others' life. And we think that should be the way.
Just being reminded that, GOD can teach you how to achieve your purpose differently.
It might not be the same with others. It might not be the same with your plans. with the common way. Just believe him. Listen to Him carefully.
Have a great relationship with Him. Live life to the fullest. and ACHIEVE your DREAMS with HIM.