“No eye has seen, no ear has heard; no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him—but God has revealed it to us by His Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:9-10).
But indicates a change. But inserts hope in the midst of hopelessness. Most people do not know what God intends for their lives. They have not seen their secret wisdom, nor have they heard about it. They have never even thought about the stuff because there are certain things we cannot understand unless the Holy Spirit reveals them to us. They are so deep within our potential that we need help to drag them out.
God had those deep things within Him before He made us; He put them into us at birth. But we “don’t know they exist because sin has clogged up the entry way. It is as if God struck a well and put wealth in it—a wealth of oil. Wealth is under there in your bosom. There is wealth in your personality—wealth in your being. But it has been clogged up and capped off by sin.
When you were born, the cap over your potential was firmly in place. Outside God’s grace you will never know what is buried beneath that cap. Billions of dollars of wealth are buried within you, but you are not aware of it. You’re walking along cool, but you don’t know who you are. You don’t understand that what you see is merely the shadow of your potential. That’s why the Bible says, “nor has it entered the hearts of man the things God has under the cap for him.” Oh, man!
vision, purpose, destiny,