Thursday, February 19, 2015

Can't predict the future

Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.” Otherwise you are boasting about your own pretentious plans, and all such boasting is evil. Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it. (James 4:13-17 NLT)

We just can't predict tomorrow. We can't predict stock market prices, the weather, the economy, or any number of life's activities. There is no such thing as a real "fortune teller". No matter how hard we try to control the future, we just don't have that kind of power. As a Christian I try to manipulate the future through prayer. If I just pray the right prayer, I will earn the right to control God! 

You know God is better than that. 

So what do we do?

We trust in the Lord. Our Heavenly Father knows the plan. He has great plans to prosper us. He has told us that. Now we just have to believe it. We need to connect with Jesus. We need to follow the spirit of the Lord within our hearts and minds. We need to act on his promptings and then just let life happen. It needs to change from my plans to his plans. My prayers need to be that the plan is revealed to me that I might do the will of God. When I'm in charge it is a "false" power. God has the real power and the wisdom of the future. Let him make the plans. Let him be the navigator of your life.

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