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We are at a time in life again where history is for those who make them and not those who talk about history of others.
With events happening all around the world, the world is looking for those who have solutions to their problems and I believe where there is gross darkness, the light shine brighter. Hence I present to you the word of the Lord that says,
“I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.” Revelation 3:8
This is our year to experience great opportunities like we have never experienced before as followers of Jesus and as carriers of His glorious Light – the Gospel Light.
When a door is opened, you must see that the door is opened for you and enter.
Many of us have lived outside the sphere of influence, outside the door of great opportunities to leave a mark in the world for too long. So I believe as we have come to the last leg of our race for great and an effective door has now been opened for us which as Jesus said “…and no one can shut it.”
To fully enjoy the blessings of this open door the following must become reality in our lives.
We Are To Experience Open Eyes
In Zechariah 5:1-2 the prophet wrote,
“Then I turned and raised my eyes, and saw there a flying scroll. And he said to me, “What do you see?” So I answered, “I see a flying scroll. Its length is twenty cubits and its width ten cubits.”
If we are going to enter this open door and live constructively this year, we need the eyes to see beyond where we are. We need to see vividly what is shown to us as opportunities and not live assuming we know the opportunities. What we often call opportunity is not necessarily a prosperous opportunity but instead time wasting ventures.
Abraham under the terebinth tree “…lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing by him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them, and bowed himself to the ground…”
How far you can see will determine what you receive as a blessing. As we know Abraham was the father of faith, his eyes was able to see The Lord for he said,
“My Lord, if I have now found favour in Your sight, do not pass on by Your servant.” (Genesis 18:3)
To experience open door blessings you and I need to discern who we come in contact with.
Is he or she our helper of destiny? One opportunity that Abraham saw brought the promised word of his promised son that says,
“I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son.” (Genesis 18:10)
Opportunity For Sharing The Gospel And Living As Christ Witness
Our eyes must be open to see opportunities to invest in souls – the greatest investment of all.
The harvest is truly plentiful but labourers are few. The labourers that will see the plentiful harvest must see the harvest wherever they are. Some are not yet to be harvested but our lives are to be a godly witness that Jesus is alive in our community. So if you do not see where people are by the Spirit of God, the tendency to be frustrated doing outreach is real.
Proverbs 11:30 says,
“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise.”
May you be led to the prepared harvest and see the souls ready to be harvested.
Be Careful What You See
Concerning your ability to see, be careful what you see and how you see things when opportunity is given to you.
I am reminded of Lot, Abraham’s nephew. When the herdsmen of Lot and Abraham were striving, Abraham told him not to permit strife, after all they were brethren, but to choose the land where he (Lot) would go to raise his livestock.
According to the way Lot saw the plain of Jordan, “…that it was well watered like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt as you go toward Zoar.” (Genesis 13:10), the eyes filled with strife was limited to see that the people on what looked like ‘greener grass’ were wicked men.
When strife and contention occupy your heart and mind, where offence is already settled in you, beloved your vision of things will not be accurate!
First key to see clearly is to humbly repent of strife and contention. Deal with the root cause of these attitudes and have your heart free, so that your vision can be clearer and full of light, to see.
May you not see your helpers as trees walking around.
God uses people not trees as helpers of destiny and if you see men as trees, you will cut the trees down because you see it as obstructive object not a constructive object.
I pray that as we journey in 2016, may your vision become clearer – to see beyond where you are, to where you are going and to know that God is still God over your affairs.
You may not be where you wanted to be but one thing is certain, you are not where you used to be!