Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Your Future in God's Hands...Get Started

My encouragement to you this week is formulate your future and do something. If you want growth, pursue it. If you want change, make it. Cling to God and take the necessary steps to achieve what you want for your life. Take it to God DAILY. No one can care about your success more than you.

"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God." 

If this isn't the truth. Why should we be worried even the slightest bit about our future if we know the God that we serve? If you serve a Provider, Deliverer, Healer, Shelter, Protector, and Savior, then you have nothing to fear about your future. Just get to planning. Formulate your future. Take time to think about where you want to be and the things you want to accomplish in that time, and get to work. Maybe you want to find your career, make the effort today. The problem with a lot of us is that we want to act when it is convenient. We are always looking for the perfect circumstance to do something about a situation. That time will never exist if you are waiting for it. I hear things like, "I am waiting to get my mind right" or "now isn't a good time." When is it ever a good time to get off your tail and work at the problem? There isn't a perfect time in an imperfect situation. When problems arise, the situation is already flawed. Therefore, that perfect moment of clarity you are waiting for is already in jeopardy. Formulating a future doesn't solely mean accomplishing your dreams. It could mean you saving money over the course of a couple months. That is still part of your future. You figuring out how to solve your current trouble is part of your future. It does not have to be so long term. It is about getting things done.

The one thing WE ALL NEED, INCLUDING ME, get in the discipline of giving it to God daily. Daily. We can't casually pray about things when we are going through a situation or interceding on behalf of someone else. We have to take it to God daily with some belief on it. Many of us pray when things get hard because it is  the right thing to do but there may not be an ounce of faith in the seed we are asking God to grow. That make sense? Prayer isn't always a thing of faith. Prayer can be a tool of habit or because we want it to be a genie for us. That means," We used it before and it worked, maybe it can this time." We can't operate in that way. We have to believe and believe and believe that God is going to do something amazing for us. We have to form the future and try at it. Do something and believe that God is moving on the situation. Your attitude, your effort, and your faith much match the results your are looking for in the situation. You telling everyone that I believe God but walking around with the worst attitude about the future CANNOT exist in the same place. 

No one can care about your future more than you. So get to work. Instead of giving yourself reasons why you can't, give yourself reason why you can. We ALL  have a job to do. WE ALL have a future to build on. Let's roll up our sleeves, meet God in prayer, and and do something...Be Blessed...

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