“So they went, and came to the house of a harlot named Rahab, and lodged there. 2And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, “Behold, men have come here tonight from the children of Israel to search out the country.” 3So the king of Jericho sent to Rahab, saying, “Bring out the men who have come to you, who have entered your house, for they have come to search out all the country.” 4Then the woman took the two men and hid them. So she said, “Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they were from. 5And it happened as the gate was being shut, when it was dark, that the men went out. Where the men went I do not know; pursue them quickly, for you may overtake them.” 6(But she had brought them up to the roof and hidden them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order on the roof.)” – Joshua 2:1-6
God has a crazy way of doing things. You never know the pockets of people and places that He hides the keys to your destiny. In our common way of living we tend to hang on to the people we like and agree with and discard the ones that live adversely to us and hold different attitudes and opinions than what we possess. Sometimes we call those people, enemies.
The problem is that God doesn’t see people as enemies, the way we do, therefore the people and situations He chooses to use are hand-picked by an unbiased selection. When we make the decision to see others a little more through His perspective, it opens up another dimension of possibilities for our own lives. More keys to unlock doors of purpose become available.
Rahab, a prostitute, who not only was an enemy to Israel as a Gentile woman, whose people stood in the way of their dreams, but her lifestyle was, also, adverse to that of the Israelites, was the central figure in providing God’s people with a vital connection to their destiny. She held a key to their promised land.
If you have a dream that’s anything worth dreaming about; an uncommon dream, you’re going to have to begin to realize that your key connections to those dreams becoming reality, can often come from uncommon places.
Don’t count anyone out. Love your enemies. Never burn bridges. Value connections. The people you put off, many times, may be the people you can never replace. Lost keys to doors of dreams. Pray for wisdom, discernment, clarity to see through the mess of people that you would and have generally discarded and take advantage of every connection that God provides you.
Wake up tomorrow with a new perspective and a renewed focus to find those hidden keys of opportunity that have been disguised as enemies.