I recently spoke from this passage 2 Kings 4:1-7 and spoke on the importance of having spiritual awareness to get to self-awareness. My car engine light has been coming on for about a month now and everytime I see it it reminds me to get the car checked out, but when the light goes off I forget all about it. Everything appears okay to me but really I have only learned to ignore the engine light. As long as the car turns over then I’m good...until! We as women tend to carry-on throughout life ignoring the engine light in the form of hurt, betrayal, dishonesty, grief, busyness, or feeling overwhelmed. This light is indicating that something is wrong and it’s time to get checked. We can no longer just turn over and continue as if everything is normal, because the signs in our life prove to us that we need to be restored.
The widow in this passage was very aware of her new circumstances: the loss of her husband, loss of her finances and the threat of the loss of her sons. She learned to embrace her challenges for she embraced the fact that in her weakness God’s strength could truly be made powerful. When we learn to embrace our challenges we can view ourselves and our situations from a different and effective viewpoint. When we are spiritually aware about who God is we can be self-aware about who we are. I’d like to hear from you and what message you received from this passage and how it speaks to you about checking your engine light. What stood out to me was how the widow acknowledged her new circumstances, but she did not allow that to define her but rather push her towards her purpose. Please let’s discuss below.