And Elisha prayed, O Lord open his eyes so he may see. Then the Lord opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha - 2 Kings 6:17 NIV
Many of you that know me are aware of how passionate I am about people finding and fulfilling their God given purpose. I am equally as passionate at assisting others that may be stuck in neutral when it comes to moving forward with their plans. Nothing is more frustrating than when you know that you are called to do something, but are paralyzed with fear because you either don't know where to start or you feel the odds are overwhelming. It is during these times you need to realize that you have a wealth of power in the form of your Father in heaven at your disposal if you are acting in accordance with His will.
The 6th chapter of 2 Kings discusses King Aram and his struggle with Elisha. King Aram had become so frustrated with Elisha thwarting his plans that he sent an army to capture him. His army was eventually able to surround the city where Elisha was. As you may know, Elisha's servant got up in the morning and saw the forces of King Aram and panicked. This is when Elisha prayed for the servant's eyes to be opened as noted in the scripture above. Like the servant that was with Elisha, we need to open our eyes of our faith and our mind and see the help that we have. We have everything that we need to scale the mountain of doubt and defeat the forces that conspire to overwhelm us. We have hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around us in the way of prayer, godly family and friends for support, and last but not least, the intrinsic value that comes from being a child of God. I believe that if you are struggling with taking the next step in any endeavor, pause, step back and take a look at what God has at your disposal to assist you. You may be pleasantly surprised at the fact that you had everything required for success, you just needed to open your eyes to see it.
ACTION PLAN: TAKE INVENTORY OF ALL THE ITEMS THAT GOD HAS PROVIDED FOR YOU TO CARRY OUT HIS PLAN AND PURPOSE. OPEN YOUR EYES LIKE ELISHA'S SERVANT AND BE APPRECATIVE OF GOD'S SUPPORT.
Ken Sadler is a leader of Men's Ministry at a megachurch and has a heart and passion for helping men become the best they can be.