Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.
—1 Corinthians 2:9
Every assignment has a birthplace. Destiny is reached by discerning those transitional moments when God sends you His road map leading to your purpose.
The church where I pastor, Free Chapel, has been in existence for more than fifty years. The former pastor, Roy Wellborn, scheduled me to come preach a revival every year when I was a full-time evangelist. The last time I preached for Pastor Wellborn, it was scheduled nine months in advance. Just prior to the date, however, he became ill, was hospitalized, and passed away. He died on Friday night; I was to preach that Sunday.
The congregation loved Pastor Wellborn. They were devastated at his passing. You can imagine how inadequate I felt standing in the pulpit two days after his death—the pulpit this beloved man had faithfully filled for more than thirty years. As soon as the morning’s service ended, they rolled in the coffin and held Pastor Wellborn’s memorial service.
At that time, I had no idea that I was there by the divine plan of almighty God. I’m sure that when Pastor Wellborn scheduled me to preach in his church, he had no idea he would be in heaven that very week, or that God had already chosen me as his replacement.
God really does have a marvelous plan for our lives. Pray for special insight into His plans for your life. You will discover that “eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).
Father God, give me the faith to trust in Your plan, even if I cannot see the evidence of it right now. Your Word declares that no eye has seen what You have “prepared for those who love [You],” but I know that my final destination is with You in heaven. Thank You for this hope. Give me patience and faith along the way. Amen.