Human existence on earth is like a classroom for continuous learning and where we learn what it means to live with purpose. The previews experienced in this life are but a dress rehearsal for our eternal home. The Holy Spirit is a gift from Heaven that leads and guide us through those things known to God alone. As the Spirit of Truth, he teaches us through the inspired instructions of those appointed by God, and the challenges of everyday life. In God’s economy, nothing is wasted. If we maintain our confidence in God’s love, even the pains of rejection, disappointments, and abandonments are but steppingstones into a bright and glorious future. The Apostle Paul said, “But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. 8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ (Phil 3:7-9). If those things are considered as loss, then what knowledge did he desire to attain and where was that knowledge to be applied? It was obvious that he anticipated a higher level of communion that required a higher degree of knowledge. He sought after the knowledge of Christ in relation to His fellowship with the His Father, God. Jesus Christ came to the earth from Heaven, born of a virgin and suffered the severest of abuses to learn what it meant to be fully human. In exchange, He came to instruct and lead those that would follow Him that they may enter the glory of sonship with the Father.
This will give us a different perspective on the things that happen to us. Our histories are but reflections of God’s Divine Providence working towards a bright and glorious future. Even death itself is but a passageway from the lesser to the greater. Since all things work together for the good of those who love the Lord, that is, those who are called according to His purpose, we then can endure all things with courage. Whatever was a part of our history was leading to our destiny. As George Santayana famously remarked, “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” There are endless cycles that hold the individual captive and do not create any traction to move forward. As a result, the individual spins her wheels, not weaving a tapestry of beauty, but rather, casting sparks from the friction created when condemned to meet the same mistakes time and time again. God will not promote you to the next challenge until you have mastered the previous one. It may be the same challenge in a different form, or the rephrasing of challenge designed to free you from a fault, but the question that always remains is what did you learn while going through whatever you had to go through? There was a treasure contained within that challenge. The Holy Spirit was there to reveal to you an aspect of Christ never known by you before. What you are intended to gain will have eternal worth in your heavenly home.
While there are many things that God gives you in this life that can take with you on your journey, just be sure that you are headed in the right direction. When you arrive there, those things that may have appeared to be senseless will make all the sense in the world. It will then make sense because it came for the Source of all wisdom, knowledge, and glory. The wisdom attained will produce the fulfillment never even imagined within the limited realm of time and space. But the life’s lessons learned is for the eternal glory in the place that it fits in best. Your Eternal Home!