Karen Hardin shares how God just showed up in a mighty way as she went about her daily routine:
Now, I am not going to give it away...find out what the Lord was saying and teaching her, which is also a word for the Body of Christ! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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What if money and time were not an issue? What would you do?
That is a question I often ask in training sessions I give. But it is also a word about this season. I sense the Lord saying, "Whatever you ask, I will do." We know that is a Biblical truth, but this season is special—different. The only limits on this season are what we put on it.
The Lord often speaks to me in real life scenarios, more so than dreams. I've had two such instances recently that reveal the importance of sight. What we can see we can possess in this season.
Whenever something "weird" happens in my life, I've learned to ask if there is a deeper meaning. That happened this past week. I was having difficulty reading my computer screen. I picked up a book and the same thing. The words were not clear. "Oh no! My vision has shifted," I thought to myself. I reached up to adjust my contact and immediately realized there was no contact in my 'reading' eye. (One eye is corrected for reading and the other for distance.)
Now that was bizarre because I distinctly remembered putting the contacts in that morning. I went to my contact case and sure enough, no contact was in it. But there was definitely not one in my eye either and none to be found anywhere near where I put it in. I've worn contacts for years and never had a contact just "disappear" like that.
"Are you trying to say something to me?" I asked the Lord as I dialed the optician to order a new one.
"Yes," I sensed Him say. "You're only seeing half."
I also knew He meant more than just my ability to see at that particular moment. I was only seeing half. But half of what? What was I missing?
Switch Your Lens and See What He Sees
I continued to pray into that for the next week until I had another weird situation arise. After getting ready for the day, I went downstairs to make breakfast for my son and get him off to school. I looked at the clock and it was blurry. By now, I had received the replacement contact and so BOTH contacts were in my eyes. Yet the clock was blurry.
Oh brother! "You need to switch your lens," I heard the Spirit speak to my heart. I went back upstairs and popped my contacts out and switched which eye they were in (yeah that hasn't ever happened before either), and immediately my vision was clear again.
And that's when I began to get it.
Later that day as I sat with Him, the realization of what He was speaking became even more clear and it is what I share with you now. This is a season like no other, but we must switch the lens we are viewing from to see what He sees. We must see things from His sight rather than our own. In order to see the full picture, not just half, we have to see what He sees.
He says, "Switch the lens from how you view things and see from My lens. Take the lid off. Whatsoever things you ask for, I will do. It's simply up to you to ask. The only limits are what you put on this season. If you can see it, you can possess it. Come up higher and see from My perspective."
We know this was true of Joshua and Caleb as they went as spies into the Promised Land. They saw the land the way God saw it—a land flowing with milk and honey. It was a GOOD land, because God gives us good things. Yes, there were giants (there are always giants), but He was giving them an invitation to possess. Joshua and Caleb chose to see with His eyes. The rest of the spies saw from a natural point of view.
Possessing the land would be impossible. They didn't have enough...and we can fill in the blank there because, isn't that where we often stop? We don't have enough money, energy, knowledge, insight, power, ability...to overcome the giants standing in our way. But no matter what giant stands in your way, this is not the time to walk away.
As Far As You Can See and Beyond...is Yours
Then He led me to the following verses:
"The land you're about to enter is a land with hills and valleys, watered by rain from the sky. It is a land the Lord your God cares about. He watches over it all year long." (Deuteronomy 11:11-12)
"I will give you every place on which you set foot. Your borders will be from the desert to Lebanon, from the Euphrates River to the Mediterranean Sea. (Deuteronomy 11:24)
Verse 24 casts the vision of the borders that surround His gift to us...from the desert to Lebanon, from Euphrates River to the Mediterranean Sea. What He is saying is, "I'm giving this to you as far as you can see and beyond." That is His word to us in this season.
What can you see? What is He showing you in the eyes of the spirit? Will you take hold of that dream and vision He has set before you? Or will you overlook it and say, "I wish, but there is no way."
For some it is a business (I truly sense there is much in the way of business He wants to do in this season to release wealth. If that is you, take hold of that now). For others a home or land, or new job, relationships restored, or a dream that has been in your heart which He has brought back to the forefront.
Right now, He is breathing on things that have been dormant and blowing the breath of His Spirit into it. He is planting new vision in your heart and mind. You have woken up from sleep—seeing it or driving down the road and it passes through your mind. Don't let it slip away. He is planting those seeds for you to take hold of them. He is wanting us to STRETCH.
"Expand the space of your tent. Stretch out the curtains of your tent, and don't hold back. Lengthen your tent ropes, and drive in the tent pegs. You will spread out to the right and left. Your descendants will take over other nations, and they will resettle deserted cities." (Isaiah 54:2-3)
What would you do if money and time were not an issue? What dream and vision dances in your head and heart? What is the Lord speaking to you right now?
Don't let this season pass without taking hold of it. The only limits on this season are the ones we place on it. This is an invitation and His hand is extended to us. He is calling us higher to see from His perspective...to all who are willing. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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Karen Hardin is an author, minister and literary agent. She is called to exhort, encourage and help raise up the remnant. She desires to empower those who have grown weary so they can reposition to walk in identity and destiny. Her work has appeared in "USA Today," "World Net Daily," "Outlook Magazine," "Charisma," "CBN.com," and more. Karen has a passion to help others reach their highest potential and achieve their dreams with the message God has given them. She and her husband, Kevin, make their home in Oklahoma along with their three kids.
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