II Kings 6:8-23
The servant of Elisha thought the Israelites were doomed. The entire camp of Israel was surrounded by the Syrian army. Worried, he went to Elisha and explained the situation as he saw it. Elisha prayed to God, asking Him to open the eyes of the servant. The servant’s eyes were opened and he saw the army of The Lord surrounding them.
When the servant of Elisha received his spiritual vision he was comforted. He knew the power of God was on their side. He also probably thought he knew how The Lord would give them the victory, through a battle.
But The Lord didn’t give the victory to the Israelites through a battle with Syria. Instead he blinded the Syrians and had the Israelites to take them captive and lead them into Samaria. Instead of destroying them there, the Israelites fed them. The Syrians realized the power of the Israelites and their God. They went back home peaceably. The Israelites had obtained victory.
Rarely do we get the details in the plans that God has for us. We make plans of our own to try and line up with what we think God might want. This isn’t a bad thing as long as we are flexible to when God shows us a different path. Because spiritual vision isn’t seeing every detail of the outcome in a situation. Spiritual vision is focusing on the fact that God is with you and then allowing Him to lead.