I heard the Lord say this morning that He is bringing unusual opportunities to His people. Here are some keys if you want to appropriate this word for yourself:
1. Look at Matthew 7:7-8 in a new way.
Matthew 7:7-8 says:
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”
We tend to skim over this passage or take it at surface value, but there are actually some very important keys in these verses. This passage actually contains instructions for three different ways to get three different kinds of things.
The instructions are:
- If you NEED a thing, ask for it.
- If you are LOOKING FOR a thing, seek it.
- If you need an open door of opportunity, knock on it.
These are not just encouraging Scriptures; they are Scriptures that reveal God's strategy.
Too often, we mismatch God's methods.
- When we need a thing, we look for it–but God says ASK for it instead.
- When we need an open door of opportunity, we ask Him for it–but God says to go ahead and KNOCK on those doors.
- And when we are looking for a thing, we knock on doors to ask if anyone has seen what we're looking for–but God says to seek it ourselves.
So going forward, keep in mind God's instructions. Every time you have a need, first determine which need it is. Do you need a THING? Then ask for it. Are you trying to find something? Then seek it. Are you looking for an open door? Then start knocking. Don't miss out on what God is trying to do by confusing His methods.
2. I heard Father God say:
“To get unusual opportunities, you must have unusual openness to unusual ideas. I am a God of unusual possibilities. I am weary of doing small things. I desire to do big things for you and through all My people.
Be open to new strategies. Be open to going where no man has gone before and doing what no one has done before. Be looking for the trails no one else has blazed–trails that I, Myself, will show you.
To get to these trails, you must be in an unusual state of readiness. An unusual state of readiness means you travel light, you hear Me well, and you make decisions quickly when I lead you to do so.
Look for opportunities to arise quickly.
Discern carefully, but you will know that you know that you know an opportunity is from Me when it IS from Me. You will not have peace about the doors that I did not open. Only go through doors that you have peace about.
Behold, I am coming quickly.
Everything you need, I have. Everything I have is available to you. So ask, seek, and knock, and you will soon find unusual opportunities coming to you.”
I receive it, Lord! Thank you!
Beloved, do you receive this word too? Will you ask, seek, and knock–believing God for unusual opportunities? If so, leave a comment below! I'd love to hear what you're believing for if you'd like to share!