I’m writing this post to piggy back on Clayton King’s message yesterday at NewSpring Church and my last post a few days ago.
There is a story in the Bible recorded in 2 Kings where a city is surrounded by a vast army. The army has every possible exit blocked off so that the people inside the city can’t get out in order to get food therefore starving them to death. Right outside the city, lie these four lepers who have been outcast because of their disease. This is what occurs “Now there were four men with leprosy at the entrance of the city gate. They said to each other, “Why stay here until we die? If we say, ‘We’ll go into the city’—the famine is there, and we will die. And if we stay here, we will die. So let’s go over to the camp of the Arameans and surrender. If they spare us, we live; if they kill us, then we die.” (2 Kings 7:3-4 NIV84)
I want to hone in on the phrase “Why stay here?” that the four lepers said to each other. These guys had nothing to lose. Either way they were going to die. They were sick of the situation they were in. They wanted to see a change. So they stepped out and did something about it. And because of this they ended up saving the city.
Some of you probably find yourself in a similar situation. Some of you probably are looking for a change of scenery. You might be stuck at a dead end job. Why stay here? You might have to go back to school. Why stay here? You might have to make a tough financial decision. Why stay here? You might have to work a part time job on top of your full time job. Why stay here? You might have to get up and move your family. Why stay here? You might have to take a risk. Why stay here?
If the four lepers stayed where they were at they would have missed out on what God had done and they wouldn’t have been able to save the rest of the city. Don’t be complacent and stay where you’re at, therefore missing out what God has for you. Get up. Move. Do something about it.
So I ask you, Why Stay Here?