The future, it’s where we hope for the best but prepare for the worst. No one alive on Earth knows what the future holds. No, not even the Mayans were able to predict the end of the world as we know it. We don’t know what will happen to us in the next hour much less the next second. Until the day that someone invents a way to travel through time we will never be able to know what the state of America will be in 10 years time.
Often when I think about our God, I become so awestruck thinking about his Magnificance and his Wonder. He can see the future, which is almost too much for my little mind to even fathom. He knows where I will be in the next couple years, what struggles I have ahead of me, and ultimately at what point my life on Earth will end.
Often I get so caught up at trying to be God and control my own future, when the ironic thing is is that I have no control over it. It only takes a second for things to change, and even though I may think I am doing everything right, that doesn’t mean God doesn’t have something bigger and better planned for me. The prophet Jeremiah writes in his book:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)
Growing up I always read this verse to mean that if I did good things, then God will make good things happen to me. I’ve quickly learned this year especially that God’s ‘plan to prosper’ don’t always involve good things happening. Numerous times I have seen God turn something seemingly bad into something incredible. It is all about patience, definitely something I struggle with.
For me, I think this patience begins at giving up everything in my life up to Him. It’s tough, but we don’t have control in very much on this Earth, and even though the future may seem foggy now, the only way we can have true clarity is if we allow God to take over. The uncertainty of the future shouldn’t hinder me from making the most of today. After all, God knows what is best for us and loves us, what more could we ask for?