What does the future hold?
If the past 100 years is any indication, you are in for quite a ride.
* 100 years ago 8% of homes owned a telephone.
* 30 years ago there was no Internet. Motorola offered the 1st commercial cell phone for $3,500.
* 20 years ago there were only 130 websites total and you had to pay for an email account through an ISP.
* 10 years ago Skype, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, Dropbox, & Instagram didn’t exist.
* Today, 8% of people in North America DON’T own a cell phone.
Check out the running tally of Internet actions IN A SINGLE SECOND at this site.
What About The Future?
1. Creativity, invention and innovation will continue to characterize progress. Necessity is the mother of invention.
There are needs that will propel people towards creative solutions.
A cure for cancer.
Making poverty history.
Ending child sexual exploitation and abuse.
Greed is also a strong motivator. There will be progress made purely for profit.
2. The world is being held in trust awaiting a supernatural destiny. God is the Creator and Sustainer.
He has complete control of the events of our existence. “…the present heavens and earth are…being kept for the day of judgment…” (2 Peter 3:7)
God’s attitude is likened to the way a mother may good-naturedly chide her children by reminding them, “I brought you into this world and I can take you out.”
God is the Creator – He spoke all things into existence and all things are sustained and accountable to Him.
3. Some people feel thinking about the future is moot. Some Christians believe Jesus will come back before we ever get close to another decade let alone another one hundred years.
I hold a different opinion. Oh, don’t get me wrong. I believe Jesus is coming back again. The New Testament is chock full of pointed warnings, parables and prophecies about His coming back.
I also am convinced that our world will not come to an end through any man-made or natural disaster – global warming, flood, famine, or a zombie apocalypse.
There is a still a one thousand-year future time period – a millenium – when Jesus will physically reign on this earth. (Rev. 20:2,7)
4. Your times are in God’s hands. You can’t know for sure what will happen tomorrow, let alone 50 years from now, but you can know the One who holds the future.
Faith in God is not fatalism – “what will be will be.” Faith in God means to plan like you will live for another 100 years and also that this day may be your last on earth.
“Now listen, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, ‘If it is the Lord’s will,we will live and do this or that’.” James 4:13,14 (NIV)
Make today your masterpiece.
Go all in and live all out.
Give God your best and your future will take care of itself.
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