Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What’s next?

Have you ever sat and thought about what the future holds and what direction to go?

Have you ever tried to plan your next step?

Have you ever thought you had a road map, for your career, but it wasn’t even close?

Have you ever planned to do a certain task, or event, and it fell through?

Have you ever gotten a phone call that changed your future?

Have you ever made a decision that changed your future, now?

How do we know what’s next or what direction to go?

It’s not easy…

Unless you know the Lord and can trust Him (which, by the way, you certainly can).

The best part of all the questions above, is that you don’t have to know what’s ahead, you are responsible for now and what you are doing today. You are not yet responsible for tomorrows activities. You can’t change the past activities that occurred. You can only focus on the current time and moment you have today.

So, why do we worry about what’s next?

We fear.

We don’t know the future, so we wonder, we worry and we fear. We try to figure out the future, but we can’t, so we fear. Sometimes it overwhelms us and the fear becomes more than we think we can handle. We can’t let fear hold us down or direct our future. This is allowing something to impact us, that we don’t even know is going to happen.

We fail. 

We see how we failed before, and think it’s coming again. We expect to fail a second, third, fourth time, or more. We don’t expect to succeed. We look at our weaknesses and figure we are not going to see the success we could. This is obviously wrong thinking.

We feel. 

The fears and the fails cause us to feel hurt, pain and distress, so we focus on them, rather than on the Lord. The feelings get the focus, and not the reality that we can succeed with what we are doing. We can’t focus on the feelings only, because feelings are fickle and will only cause us to fail and fear.

Lessons Learned: Fear, fail and feel will only cause worry.

Thoughts: Are you concerned about the future right now?


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