I sometimes sit in awe and wonder at the heart and mind of God. What is it like to be outside the limitations of time, knowing everything from beginning to end? Yet at the same time, our King sits on his throne watching as the story of creation unfolds; controlling all that ever was, is, and is yet to come. What is it like for our Father to love each of us so perfectly, and so completely, and then to walk with us in our limited understanding of all that He has allowed in our lives? I imagine God whispering into our tired and wearied spirits as we journey with Him on each difficult path, “Daughter, if you only knew; if you could understand, you would see that this is going to be beautiful! Trust me, my child.
I love you.”
However, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.” ~ 1 Corinthians 2:9
No mind can conceive all that God has for us. We cannot even begin to understand all He is doing, and how our own personal life story will unfold. The truth is: our stories are not yet complete. Right now, we may only be able to see part of the land our Lord has given to us, and it could be that of what we do see, much is in a tangled, weedy mess. But the story is not over.
Our limitations and our inability to understand does not affect our ability to trust. When we go through the pages of His Word, from Genesis to Revelation, we can see how God has weaved the concept of inheritance throughout its pages. We are going to inherit a kingdom one day, and it is going to be more than we can bear, but until that time, the kingdom is in us. God has given us Himself! He is our portion, and we are His! So we walk in faith, knowing all that God allows will be good. Not that all things are good, some of us have had to walk through some terribly bad things, but in all that God has entrusted to us, He will bring good.
This is an amazing promise for those who are the children of God. Even a limited understanding of all we have in Him, and all we have to come, should forever change our lives. We have the fullness of our King in us! He has the fullness of our kingdom waiting for us to come home.
We don’t know what God has planned for us in this world, but we do know that one day, it’s going to be perfect!
The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
You hold my lot.
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
~ Psalm 16:5-6 ESV
Romans 8:16-17 / Romans 8:28 / Ephesians 3:19 / Galatians 2:20