Eye has not seen
“But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him, but God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:9-10
For a long time I thought verse 9 in 1 Corinthians 2 was saying that I could not know the things God had planned for me. I would just have to wait and see, and hope that it was good. However, one day I read the very next verse (verse 10) that says God has revealed these things to me through His Spirit, because the Spirit of God searches and draws out the deep things of God. I was so excited to find out that I could know God’s plan for me ahead of time instead of just waiting to see what happens. By seeking it out through God’s Spirit living inside me, I could walk out His plans each day. Even if it was just one step at a time, I was no longer playing the guessing game. It was at that time I heard these words in my spirit as I was seeking God. “It’s a plan not a puzzle.” Glory to God! God has a plan for my life and the best part is He’s not trying to hide it from me.
Jeremiah 29:13 says, “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” That’s when I began to seek God and desire His plan for life and when He began to lay it out in front of me day by day. I realized God doesn’t show us the whole plan at once. If He did it would be too overwhelming and look impossible. Instead, we grow into it by trusting God step by step. The way to get the plan is to seek it out, not halfheartedly but with all your heart. God wants to and has every intention to lead you to the perfect path, but it is not an automatic thing. You have to be willing to take the steps of faith to walk it out and have no doubt God’s plan will require you to step out in faith.
If you are not walking in a plan that is bigger than you, it is probably not all God has for you. God’s plan requires you to “step out” in faith on a regular basis and is bigger than what you can handle on your own or else you wouldn’t need God’s help to accomplish it. The safe path is not necessarily the faith path. Most of us want to feel secure and feel like we have everything in control, but the truth is we may need to let go of what is secure and trust God to be our source of security. I am not suggesting that God’s way isn’t secure, I am simply saying that every day we need to get God’s direction and make adjustments to the path we are on. Then be willing to act instead of just being satisfied to do the same things repeatedly based on what we did yesterday.
Lastly, I want to point out that God’s plan does not always make sense to our natural mind. Isaiah 55:9 tells us that God’s ways are higher than our ways.” If you have an idea that is totally different than you would normally think, it is probably God because He thinks differently than we do. When that happens, talk to God about it. He will make the way plain and clear as you follow Him step by step. Here’s the truth: God is so good and so gentle. When you see God’s goodness playing out in your obedience and willingness, I assure you that you will want to walk deeper into all of the good plans He has for you.
Today I want to encourage you to take time to seek God with all your heart and then take steps in the direction He leads. Ask Him to give you the willingness to take the steps and to increase your desire to take them every day. I promise you will see faith growing up inside you and trust that He will never steer you wrong. Then you will have the greatest joy and contentment you have ever experienced. Trust me, it’s never too soon or too late to start! Your eyes will see, your ears will hear and the things God has planned will enter your heart because you love Him and seek Him with all your heart.
Today’s scripture reading: 1 Corinthians 2:6-10