Do you have loved ones and friends who “just don’t get it”? You’ve tried time and again to share with them about your love for the Lord, your devotion to Jesus, the “Gospel,” or your excitement over some spiritual truth and you get that “you’re a weirdo” look, or the “what planet did you say you’re from” look, or kind of a condescending “be kind to the crazy people” smile … Let’s face it, you’re just “not on the same wavelength!”
I read a passage this morning during “coffee with the Lord” that I think helps explain it. Here’s what the passage says…
“As it is written: ‘What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived’ (quoted from Isa. 64.4) – the things God has prepared for those who love Him – these are the things God has revealed to us by His Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God… No one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness. They cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.” (From 1 Corinthians 2.9-14)
It’s frustrating, isn’t it? … You want them to understand and grasp what has happened in your life, what is deep in your heart, what you know to be real and true … and they just don’t get it! What they need is “for their eyes to be opened”!!!
Don’t be frustrated!! Why not pray Apostle Paul’s prayer in Ephesians for them? … “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened…” (Ephesians 1.18)! God can do it!! Here’s what Scripture says… “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.” (2 Corinthians 4.6) He opened your eyes, didn’t He? He can open theirs!! Thank God, huh?