Has this ever happened to you?
You misplaced your car keys then you began to search for them. After a while of searching you finally found them on the dinning table, not hidden at all. It was as if someone or an angel found your keys and placed them on your dinning table so that you could find them there. However the truth is that your keys were right before you all that time you were searching for them but you couldn’t see them but you were probably distracted by other pressing issues on your mind.
Something similar happened to Hagar in Genesis 21.
After being driven out of Abraham’s house, Hagar and her son Ishmael trudged through the wilderness. Her feet sank deeper into the sand as they became heavy with exhaustion. She squeezed the last drops of water into the dry mouth of her son, left him under a shrub, sat by a rock a little way off so that she wouldn’t see him die, then she lifted up her voice and wept. That was when an angel appeared to her.
And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is. Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation. And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.
Please take your time to read this portion of scripture. There is a blessing in it for you.
God heard the voice of Ishmael, Abraham’s son and sent him help. The bible says that God opened Hagar’s eyes and she saw a well of water. The water from that well saved both their lives. This story raised several questions.
Did that well miraculously appear at that location in the desert because Hagar and Ishmael were dying of thirst?
Did God command an angel to ‘dig a well’ for them supernaturally?
If that well had been there all the time why didn’t Hagar see it?
That well of water had always been there. Someone dug that well in that exact location and probably abandoned it. That well was positioned on the path that Hagar walked but the sad thing was that she didn’t see it when she needed it to save her life and the life of her son.
There was provision for her but she didn’t see it.
God had positioned a blessing on her path but she didn’t see it.
The solution to her pressing need was right beside her but she was too blind to see it.
There was provision for her,
There was help for her,
There was a solution for her,
She prayed and the answer to her prayer was right beside her BUT….she didn’t see it.
God had to send an angel to open her eyes before she saw what was right there before her. The truth of the matter is that if the angel hadn’t opened Hagar’s eyes, she and her son would have died of dehydration in the desert. It would have been a painful and agonising death, but God intervened.
God is about to intervene in your situation.
You have prayed and The Lord has heard and answered your prayer. Your answers have been released and dispatched from heaven to you by special delivery. The secret to transform your business, your ministry, your career, your marriage, your life has been released from heaven. He said before they call I will answer, while they are yet speaking I will hear. God has already answered you. What you need is to ask The Lord to open your eyes to see the answer, the solution, the direction you prayed for.
The money you require to launch your business is within your reach.
The resources you need to start your ministry is around you.
The path you need to take to move to the next level in life is right before you.
The idea you need to transform your life, business and career is starring at you in the face.
May The Lord open your eyes to see your answers and solutions, in the name of Jesus!
Sometime ago I shared with a single lady who was trusting The Lord for a husband that her husband was somewhere around her. I said he was among the people she interacted with but she didn’t recognise him as her husband. She probably walked past the guy daily without giving him a second thought. I prayed that God would open her eyes to see him. A few months later she said she was getting married to a man she had known for several years but it never crossed her mind that he could be the one.
When we pray concerning an issue we should also ask that The Lord open our eyes to see our answer when it arrives. This was what happened to the Israelites..
The Israelites were hungry. They complained to Moses and he took their request to God. Something interesting happened the next day.
And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground. And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna:for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the Lord hath given you to eat.
When the Israelites saw the ‘small round thing’ on the ground they had no idea what it was. They had cried, complained, murmured and prayed for food but when the food arrived they didn’t recognise it. They could see that something was there but they didn’t know what it was, they didn’t recognise it as the answer to their prayers. It was Moses who recognised what it was. He told them that it was food ; that it was the miraculous answer to their prayers. The Lord provided the food, however they didn’t recognise it because their eyes were not open to recognise their blessing, their solutions, their breakthrough and their direction.
Like the Israelites The Lord has sent you the answer to your prayers but your eyes may not be open spiritually to recognise it. You may need ‘a Moses’ in your life: someone who can decipher and recognise the answers to prayer that The Lord has released into your life. Ask The Lord to send you men and women who have eyes that see, who have wisdom to correctly discern the blessings of God in your life.
One passage of scripture you should pray daily is found in Ephesians.
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us- ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places.
Until our eyes are open by the Holy Spirit there are resources, blessings around us that we will not recognise. The Holy Spirit opens our eyes to see beyond the natural so that we may function in the supernatural realm of God.
Dear friend, just like Hagar you may have reached the end of your patience. You have prayed, fasted, believed the Lord but it seems like nothing is happening. You may have given up hope and you are even about to resort to ungodly means to ‘help yourself’ out of your situation. But our help is in the name of The Lord and not in the arm of flesh.
The Lord is merciful.
May The Lord grant you eyes that see beyond the ordinary.
May The Lord grant you a discerning heart to interpret your situation accurately.
May The Lord open your eyes to see the solutions, the answers, the direction, the help you have asked for, in the precious name of Jesus.