28
Jul
14

Not Ready For It

Do you ever wonder why you can’t understand something right away?  Do you ever get frustrated when things that are plain to others don’t come easy for you?  It is like someone has placed a veil over your eyes and you just can’t figure out what everyone else has understood for a while.
In Luke 18:31-34, Jesus clearly explained to His disciples what was going to happen to Him.  He spelled it out event by event what was going to happen and they just didn’t get it.  Why?  How could they have not understood something that He made so plain and clear?  It was hidden from them.

The disciples did not understand any of this. Its meaning was hidden from them, and they did not know what he was talking about. – Luke 18:34 (NIV)

Could it be that the thing you’re just not getting isn’t for you yet?  There is a time when you will understand, but now is not that time.  When it comes to discerning God’s will and plan for your life, perhaps He hasn’t revealed it to you yet because the time isn’t right for you to understand it.  Your level of spiritual or emotional maturity isn’t right for you to handle the full weight of what God has for you.  I think that the key to spiritual growth is patience and work.  You must be patient for the growth process to continue.  You must also work to grow as a believer.  You have to put in the time and effort to read God’s Word.  You have to put in the time to pray and listen to God.  You have to spend time with fellow believers in Christ to encourage and exhort one another.  You have to put in the effort it takes to mature in your faith.  How can you handle the meatier portions of God’s plan for you if you’re still drinking spiritual milk?
God will reveal His plan for your life when He knows you’re ready to handle it.  Until then, be patient.  God’s not finished with you yet.  Continue to do the things it takes to grow and mature as a follower of Jesus and God will bring understanding to your heart, soul and mind when the time is right.

Luke 18:31-34 (NIV)

31 Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. 32 He will be delivered over to the Gentiles. They will mock him, insult him and spit on him;33 they will flog him and kill him. On the third day he will rise again.”

34 The disciples did not understand any of this. Its meaning was hidden from them, and they did not know what he was talking about.

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