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The future is unknown. No one has a grasp on the future
However we know the One that holds the future in His hands: God, the creator of the heavens and the earth.
The scriptures make us understand that we must not boast about the future; there are people who can boast as if they control the future
1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
We are called to live one day at a time and not to worry about tomorrow.
This does not mean that we cannot plan our future. We must plan, but as much as we can plan, we do not live the entire plan be it a 5 or 10 year plan in a day. We take it one day at a time.
The future is so much important to mankind regardless of location, culture or faith. Because of this, people who can predict the future including prophets, palm readers, soothsayers, stargazers and forecasters, always pull a large following.
This phenomena is widespread even in economically advanced countries and the church as well. Today in many places if a man of God is unable to speak of the future or use the title “prophet”, he is not recognized.
Beloved, no one has control over the future; and God does not want us to know everything about the future. What He wants us to do, is to relate with Him on a daily basis.
It is sad that sometimes in our quest to know the future we force God to relay information to us to the point where sometimes we allow other spirits to speak to us.
4 He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.
If you are going to depend solely on God like we pray in the Lord’s Prayer, “give us this day our daily bread”,
Now remember, in the days of the Exodus, God did not provide yearly food, neither was it monthly or weekly food, but He gave daily as much as they needed.
The Lord wants us to continually depend on Him; not to give you everything you need for life today and you say tomorrow that i do not need God .
We are expected to depend solely on God
The future is not just about the next day, but generally about we going to an unknown place; how we are going to go there.
When you die right now, where are you going to spend eternity?
This is one question that every one must answer. Life after death is real but no one has been there to share the experience.
People may only share their dreams, visions or revelations, but they have not been physically there. It remains an unknown place that God is leading us to.
There are many ways or strategies by which you can get to a place that you do not know.
- Trial and Error Method:
This is a very dangerous method where you are clueless of the impact of the decisions you are making and yet making them.
If it works fine, if it does not, then that is it
You cannot gamble with your life in such stances. You cannot live your life taking chances with where you are going to spend eternity.
You cannot say all die be die in that context. There is place you are going to after death and u need to be informed on that.
- The Compass Method
This suggests that you must know where you are standing in order to determine where you are going. Here is the case that many of us do not know where we are in life; how then can we determine where we are going.
- The Map or GPS Method
All you have to do is input the address of where you are and where you are going and then the GPS directs you to where to go. Certain times it works, yet other times it fails; it is not a perfect system.
- The Personal Guide Method
When going to an unknown place, the best solution is to have a personal guide. If you arrive in a foreign country for the first time, and you meet someone at the airport who knows the precise place you are going, you will immediately relax knowing that this person will escort you to your destination.
With the personal method we also find out that there many people who are claiming to know the destination. There are so many religions who claim to have the answer for eternity.
Many times we get confused and we begin to ask ourselves which one to follow. Why should I choose Christianity or Islam etc. Just examine this scenario.
At the cross road of decision making, if you see two sign posts, all pointing to your destination, the first being positioned near a corpse, the second being held by a living person. Which of the two would you follow?
Jesus is the only personal guide who claims to be the resurrection and the life. He boldly proclaims that no one goes to the Father except through Him.
Jesus died but rose again; death could not hold Him captive. Jesus is the one with the answer.
I give you the opportunity right now to confess Jesus Christ as you Lord and personal savior.
Just pray this prayer after me
Lord Jesus, I admit I am a sinner and I cannot save myself. Please forgive me of all my sins and write my name in the book of life. Send the Holy Spirit into my heart. Holy Spirit live in my heart today and lead me, take control of my life today.
From this day I am a new creation, old things are passed away, and all things have become new.
Thank you Lord, for accepting me. I pray this in Jesus name, Amen.
Now having prayed this prayer, you can be assured that your name is written in God’s book of life.
I encourage you to walk into any bible based church and become a member, so that you can be taught the Word of God to grow as a Christian.
God bless You
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