LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF 1 KINGS 18:43 (NLT)
"Then he said to his servant, "Go and look out toward the sea." The servant went and looked, then returned to Elijah and said, "I didn't see anything." Seven times Elijah told him to go and look."
10 KEYS WHEN YOU CAN'T SEE "ANYTHING"
1.When you can't see anything , listen, is not the time to quit .Is a sign something good is coming and a time to key yourself in prayer , so you can see what is coming .David prayed to God for his eyes to be opened in psalm 119:18 "Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law."
2.your physical senses will never sense anything coming but the "facts" lol . time to cast your fleshly imaginations down and pick up spiritual antenna to receive what is coming . 2 cor 10 :5"Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ."
3.God will never show what is coming to a proud believer . Why? scripture says it better in the book of 1 Peter 5:5(ESV)"Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
4.When you are humble or when you humble yourself before God in prayer , his grace comes for you to see what is coming . humility is key , if you want to enjoy Him. prov 22:4"By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life."
5.Elijah was persistent . Now this is the key - you quit at such time you lose . you remain and keep seeking His face for a way out . 1 cor 10:13(NLT)"The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure."
6.When you can't see anything coming , is time to hold on to the word , time to appreciate God with the word He has promised you , time to confess the word back to the enemy and don't doubt . Remember what He said in scripture Isaiah 62:6b (Amp)"you who [are His servants and by your prayers] put the Lord in remembrance [of His promises], keep not silence."
7. Elijah heard a sound "word" from God and what did he do ? He keyed into it , without a doubt of what anybody said or told him. Lesson - If you know your God , you would not doubt Him , When He has spoken a word to you . Key -Daniel 11:32"but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits."
8.Elijah was fully persuaded about the sound he heard . If you re not fully persuaded , the enemy can push you to doubt the very word you have been given. John the baptist (Luke 7:19). you believe, fine , but becoming fully persuaded about what you believe is another level . Roms 4:21(NLT)"being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised."
9.Key - it happened the 7th time . You never can tell how close you are to your testimony , when you are tempted to giving up .If you are in your forth time , three more hits to go . sixth time ..wow , one more hit and you are done . Key - Elijah prayed again. James 5:17(NLT)"Then, when he prayed again, the sky sent down rain and the earth began to yield its crops.". If Elijah had not prayed again, the sky would not have brought down rain .
10.Elijah did not allow people to distract him ; when you know you are "breakthrough" pregnant , be careful of distractors . Keep your focus at such times and you can never miss it in Jesus name , amen. Phil 4:8.(Amp)"For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].
PRAYER : Daddy open my eyes to see now in the name of Jesus , Amen.