Are You Read For Your Future?

“Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” – Isaiah 43:19.  Today’s blog entry is titled “Are You Ready For Your Future”…We are quickly approaching the end of another year. For some people, the end of the year may be a time of reflection where they review how they have progressed in various areas of their life. The end of the year is also a time where people may plan/prepare to implement new ideas/changes for the upcoming year... Do you have some things that you have been praying about in regards to your (near) future? If you answered yes, do you think you would be prepared if God gave you what you asked for within the next week? As Christians the Bible lets us know that we can pray to God in regards to requests that we have (See Philippians 4:6). With that being said, it’s also important for us to be prepared so that we can be ready for the things that we’ve been asking for (in the event that we receive them). For instance, say there is a business owner who has been asking God to help them grow their business. It’s important for the business owner to have the proper plan in place so that they would be able to accommodate more customers. This may mean changing their hours of operation, hiring additional staff, increasing the amount of inventory they have on hand, etc.

 “Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.” - Hosea 10:12

When we seek God, and ask Him for guidance, we can put together an effective plan doing the things that He has called us to do. It can be easy to want to start doing something that we’re interested in, but it’s important to make decisions that are in God’s will instead of just doing our own thing. Sometimes we may want to pursue something that’s not in God’s will for us at all. When God sends warning signs and lets us know that He doesn’t want us to make certain decisions, it’s important that we obey Him. Timing is also another important thing to remember. Sometimes we may want to do something ahead of God’s timing. It may be something that He called us to do, but for a later time. It’s important that we don’t try to rush what God is doing. We should have patience and continue to be faithful to the other things God has called us to do. Think about someone who has planted seeds for a garden. There is a span of time that will pass before the plant grows. If a person plants the seed, and then keeps digging it up prematurely, it can hinder/stop the growth process.

“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;” - Colossians 4:2 (NKJV)

So as we continue to grow in our walk with Christ, let us remember to have patience, and make good use of the preparation time that God gives us.


“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” - Philippians 1:6

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