“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man, what God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians
I need to read that daily, maybe put it on a sticky note on the steering wheel of my car. I need a constant reminder that we are not who we think we are. We are not of this world!
The day-to-day responsibilities of this earthly life sometime saturate our minds pulling us into the falsehood that we are human bodies here on earth toting a spiritual soul. And that’s all there is.
But just the opposite is true. We are first and foremost children of God. We were made as spiritual souls intended to have this earthly body for a physical existence. Our human bodies serve us as we make our journey, allowing us to learn lessons in the classrooms of joy and adversity.
So exactly how does this change anything?
I think it helps to put things in the right perspective. Amidst the earthly struggles, adversity, questions and doubts saturating and shaping our mental outlook, we need to remember that God is our father.
We are “chips off the old block”! We share the same divine spirit of God. He planted the seed of goodness within each of us. God will never give up on us.
That’s what God is like. Looking down upon us, God sees tiny implants of goodness just waiting to grow. God sees all the possibilities and all the gifts we have. God knows we’ve got good “genes.” There is no way God will give up on us just because we get in trouble or lose our way.
Knowing how we’re made, God looks into our hearts and says “Don’t give up. I’ve given you a wonderful destiny and all the tools you need to make it come true.”
It takes a lot of time and mistakes to build a life and grow into our full goodness. God knows that and will never give up on us. Nor should we give up on ourselves or on one another.
God will be with us all the way, and see us all the way home. A home that is so wonderful that even in our wildest dreams, we can’t imagine what God has prepared for those who love him.
The best is yet to come!