These days, futurists represent a multi-million dollar industry. These people absorb huge amounts of information about the past and the present in order to suggest predictions about the future. They extrapolate forward to suggest how the past and the present may affect future trends. They charge large corporations tens of thousands of dollars to identify strategic possibilities that might help carry them forward. One leading futurist said this: ‘The important factor to realize is that we know very little about the past, a little more but not everything about the present, and nothing at all about the future.’ Actually, we do know one thing about the future: it is shaped by the choices people make today. The choices you make right now determine not only who and what you will become; they also have a bearing on the destiny of people around you – and especially people who look up to you. We are all carriers of the future, agents of change who leave the world different than how we found it – for better or worse.

1 Corinthians 3:21-23 ‘… All things are yours … whether the world or life or death or the present or the future– all are yours, and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.’ (NIV)

Reading and applying God’s Word in our lives allows us to project a better future into our present, to set the train of our thoughts and values on a track that leads to a heavenly future. That is the basis of our unique hope: that is what enables us to strengthen people and point them to a better tomorrow.

Prayer: ‘Lord Jesus, help me today to set myself and others up for a better future, by living out the values of your Holy Word. I know that I am a change agent in this world – so help me to change it for the good, by lining up my actions with your Word.’


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2 responses to “CAN YOU PREDICT THE FUTURE?”

  1. Roger Burns says :

    Makes perfect sense. What better anchor for us in this world of negativity. God”s word has everything we could ever need. I guess the key there is to apply it, not only for ourselves but for those around us.

  2. Judy Scurr says :

    So true. Basically we are a selfish thinking society or people that look only at what’s in it for me(a self-gratification thing) at the moment or season. We don’t realize how often we fall short of God’s best for us because we don’t tap into His resources. Receiving everything we will ever need comes from tapping into His presence. It takes determination and discipline to press into His presence each day until we hear from Him. That’s the only way to overcome selfishness,disappointments and defeat. He blesses us to be a blessing to others. He fills us to over flowing so we can share it with others that desperately need answers and breakthroughs in their lives. Compromise and sin does affect our children and grandchildren and affects the flavouring (salt) of our testimony to those that watch us everyday in the workplace or on the streets.
    God’s army is a Victorious army which cannot be defeated if they rest and put their faith to work. Stand firm, stand their ground, root themselves in God’s word, be filled with and by His Spirit. Fill up, fill up, fill up and stay filled, as we give out, refill, never let our well run dry. A dry well is not good, just a hole in the ground. A dangerous hole that can trip up those whom it was meant to fill up. People come looking for a well when they are dry and thirsty.
    We are not just to wash the outer man to suit those around us, but we are to be clean from the inside out. We are to cleanse our minds with God’s word and purify our hearts with His spirit. Wash the inside of the cup and the outside will be cleaned also.

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