".....What about God's perspective? Did He alter His plan for my life midstream? Did He suddenly change His mind regarding the purpose He had chosen for me when He created me?
As the years progress, God has been shedding light on two kinds of understanding for me: human understanding and spiritual understanding. My human understanding has been based on knowledge, education, awareness, insight and perception. Even more beneficial has been the discovery of spiritual understanding. This offers a bounty of possibilities which far surpasses human understanding. The awareness and focus are different, as God reveals many truths through eyes that are fixed on Him." [Excerpt from my book Worthy In His Eyes: Part Five: CREATED TO BEAR FRUIT...Chapter One: Spiritual Understanding] © Kathleen M. Pritchard
Continual focus on that which has brought about difficult change to your life will drag you down like a ball and chain. Yes, you do need to acknowledge, gain human understanding of the situation and accept the things which need to be done to empower you to move forward. But constantly asking, why did this happen to me, will only create anxiety, depression and bitterness. This focus will disable you more than anything else.
Yet you cannot bury that human nature without God's intervention. I had wondered many things: Did this accident and resulting brain injury make any difference in God's Purpose for my life? Did He erase and replace my life's purpose halfway through my life's activity log? Did He panic and say, "Oh dear...I didn't anticipate this. Now what do I do with her?" If you believe in God, no matter where you are in your faith-walk with Him, I'm sure you would agree that no, of course He wouldn't get all flustered and question your future. I believe there was absolutely no "switch in the track" for Him.
Knowing God, really knowing Him can only come from spending time with Him. The more time I spend with Him, the more He is washing my eyes with the salve of spiritual understanding....something far greater and more powerful than human understanding. We humans panic or get anxious---what about tomorrow? God on the other hand, never panics and He is never under pressure. That's because each life is designed, created and ordained by Him--there are no surprises to Him.
God knows every breath we take, every step of life we walk. He is the One Who designed and created us before we were even born. My favourite passage of Scripture is Psalm 139. God the Creator of all miraculously sculpted and moulded my life. His purpose for me pre-existed before He breathed life into me. Believing and accepting this truth is the first step to spiritual understanding and it trumps human understanding in ways that our finite minds cannot comprehend.
But it is up to us...to always have "Ears that hear and eyes that see" [Prov. 20:12 NIV] Tuning in to God and His will provides understanding beyond our own that will enable us to "bear fruit" for God's Purpose, positively making a difference in this world which no other can--- no matter what our situation or circumstance.
Dare to seek spiritual understanding by seeking God Almighty through His Word. The God of the Holy Bible is the only One Who can live in you and do great things through you. Open His Word today...and open your heart to Him. I know you will be blessed.
"Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, the days of my life all prepared before I'd even lived one day." [Psalm 139:16 The Message]
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