Getting lost can take on many forms. Your GPS device of choice may lead you astray. The place where you are in life is puzzling with few who have experienced this or understand. Meanwhile, the various stages of parenting can be challenging, often unsure of what to do next. These are just some examples of entering the place of the unknown.
For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them, Matthew 13:15.
Jesus uses a parable based upon farming to describe the place of the unknown. One of the reasons why people are in the dark spiritually is due to calloused hearts. This condition is fueled by stubbornness, preventing individuals from picking up subtle clues from God. This lack of clarity, discernment and insight hinders people from escaping darkness.
When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path, Matthew 13:19.
The conditions, environment and surroundings in which you live often dictate the direction you will go in life. While there are always exceptions to this rule, soil types restrict the overall harvest of farmers. Obstructions like rocks, sticker bushes and weeds entangle the healthy. Careless acts can damage, harm or uproot spiritual foundations. In view of this hazardous threat, may the power of the Holy Spirit inspire believers to seek fertile soil for the soul. By doing this, you will discover the way out of the place of the unknown.
by Jay Mankus