21 Feb Future Changers
Recently one of my students said to me, “We can’t change the future. What will be will be.” Excuse me but nothing could be more wrong. He could change his future by dropping out of college. That will almost certainly change his income for the rest of his life. It will change his career and most likely the person he will marry which will change who he will have for children. Or he could buckle down and get a 4.0 GPA and get a scholarship to med school. That would change his future and the future of thousands of his future patients.
I had a friend who asked three girls to marry him and he would marry the first one that got back to him with a “Yes.” So much for romance!
Each of us is a Future Changer. We change the future by our diets. We change the future by how much or how little exercise we get. We change the future by either stopping or driving by the Dairy Queen. Each decision we make alters our path which alters where we end up. Speaking of ending up, how about making that ultimate decision to make Jesus the Lord of our lives? Talk about making an important future changing decision. That is the big one.
One of God’s gifts to each of us is free will. We are not robots. We are not on a predetermined path. Freedom to think, freedom to do, freedom to choose is what life is all about. The challenge is making wise decisions, which is not always so very easy. If you sometime feel the need for help, claim the promise in James 1:5. Ask for wisdom and Jesus promises to help.
Written by Roger Bothwell on March 30, 2009
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