The English phrase 'I will be what I will be' or 'I AM', means it is not yet seen what God has in the future.
Because we are in Him it means we too 'will be what we will be'. In short;
You are bigger on the inside than what your life currently reflects on the outside.
Jesus compared the kingdom of heaven to a seed. How many apple trees are in one apple seed? A seed is larger on the inside than it is on the outside. It doesn't matter whether we are talking about mustard seeds, apple seeds, or a coconut, that seed is larger on the inside than it is on the outside, because it has innumerable trees and fruits within it.
The hope and dreams, gifts and talents, you carry in your heart and soul mean you are larger on the inside than what your life reflects on the outside right now. Using myself as an example, I can say that I gave up professional art lessons at age 12 after my dad left our family because I just didn't care about anything after that for several years, until I met the Father when I was 16.
But I still love art, Monet' and Rembrandt in particular. But my all time favorite painting is 'The Shepherdess' painted in 1889 by Bouguereau and hangs in the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa. I have a copy in my office - it reminds me of my wife when we were teenagers, her heart for the Lord, and the Lord's heart as a Shepherd as well. It hangs next to a birthday gift Barb gave me over 30 years ago - a single page from a first edition King James Bible printed in 1611 - of John chapter 10: The Good Shepherd. You didn't know I was such a romantic did you, lol. It's how the Father made me, lol.
At one time I wanted to be an oceanographer or Marine Biologist, and if not that, work in a National Park. I took flying lessons when I was a teen and my dad owned a plane - I still enjoy flying. I love the ocean, and I'm fascinated with gemstones. I'd love to have the time for a real wood shop to make furniture and small boats and truly craft things made of wood. I think wood is one of the most amazing things the Lord invented - it is amazing in variety and uses, and trees, well, I could hug them all day long, lol. I think they are amazing.
What you will be, you will be. We are in Him, He in us. If He will be what He will be - so will we. He is I AM and we are within Him and the Kingdom of I AM. (My apologies to all you translating these words into various languages, sorry to make you jump through linguistic hoops, lol)
How are you larger on the inside than on the outside?
It would be easy to look at our human ailments and limitations, our eventual death and reunion with loved ones and friends in heaven and sigh over dreams unrealized and gifts undeveloped - but that isn't all. Ephesians 2: 7 says the Father will in the ages to come, continue to show forth the riches of His kindness towards us.
If you don't get to see Israel in this life, don't worry about it. Zechariah 14 says the nations of the earth will come to the city every September for 1000 years in a row to worship the King at the Feast of Tabernacles. I can wait.
If you don't have time to unleash and develop those talents God your Creator put inside of you in this life - don't worry, He didn't give you those gifts, didn't create them in you only to never be developed - you have ages to come. Behold, now are we the sons of God, but it doesn't yet appear what we shall be, for we will see Him as He is.
Look at light
The white light we see every day is actually made up of 7 colors, as you may recall from school: ROYGBIV. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet. At least that is how it is in English, and remembering Roy G Biv helped many a school kid pass a science test.
If you were to take crayons and draw those colors one on top of the other on a piece of paper, you would not have the color white. Nor yellow. Nor anything resembling sunlight. We are reminded of these individual colors during sunrises and sunsets, blood moons and harvest moons, when the light of the sun shines shallow enough across the land to pass through the dust in the atmosphere, which filters out all but the red and orange and sometimes blue wavelengths. Otherwise we'd have no idea white sunlight is made up of those 7 colors.
Your life is like that. An art or music gift here, a talent for numbers there, a love of words here, and a love of flowers there. An ability to work with your hands here, and a natural cook there - all seemingly unrelated gifts, talents, and naturally occurring-in-you interests, yet they all combine to make you 'what you will be you will be' in the ages to come. But right now, they make up you - unique, there has never been anyone like you nor will there ever be.
The Father God is massive enough and creative enough that He is able to take slivers of His personality and create them in us - for we came from Him so He of course must first possess these qualities. As a composite therefore like a giant jigsaw puzzle, we as a whole make up the body and personality of Christ. Everything from our sense of humor to sense of justice - it all came from Him. Every single person conceived starts with elements of His personality that come together to form us.
When Jesus said in Luke 6: 38 when you give it shall be given back to you, good measure, shaken together, pressed down and running over; He said giving in the Lord never leaves your life, it merely enters into your future to provide for you at some future date. Your giving enters into your future and will be a provision in the future.
When we give our love, resources, lives and wisdom to others, none of that leaves us for people are eternal. All we give to others merely enters into our future and will be sent back to us when our time catches up to that future time. Nothing is wasted that involves giving to people, pouring out our lives for them.
The phrase: "ehyeh asher ehyeh" or "I will be what I will be: I AM has spoke to you" from Exodus 3:14 told ancient Israel while still slaves in Egypt, that they had a future. They had a promised land, for He knew they were only slaves on the outside, but were much larger on the inside. We are already living in eternity. We don't die and enter eternity, we are right now in eternity. You will never really die, you just change addresses for awhile. You will be what you will be...
Continuing next week....until then blessings.
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