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FACING YOUR FUTURE

 

January 1, 2017


  

  

MISTAKE #1:  PLANNING WITHOUT GOD

Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this ro that city, spend a year there, carry on business, and make money."

James 4:13 (NIV)

 

Instead you ougth to say "If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that."

 James 4:15 (NIV)

 

 

SOLUTION:  INCLUDE GOD IN MY GOAL SETTING

   

 

 

    3 POSSIBLE RESPONSES TO GOD'S WILL:
     
    1.  I can make reference to it.
      
                2. I can show deference to it.
                 
                3. I can show preference to it.
                  

              We make our plans, but God has the last word.

              Provebs 16:1 (GNB)

                  

              We should make plans - counting on God to direct us. 

              Provebs 16:9 (TLB)

               

               

                

              MISTAKE #2:  PRESUMING ABOUT TOMORROW

              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. As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil.

               James 4:14, 16 (NIV)

               

              "Come," each one cries." ... Let us drink our fill of beer! And tomorrow will be like today, or even far better."

               Isaish 56:12 (NIV)

               

              Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.

               Proverbs 27:1 (NIV)

               

              "So don't be anxious about tomorrow -- God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time."

               Isaish 56:12 (TLB)

               

              SOLUTION:  LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME

               

               

               

              MISTAKE #3:  PUTTING OFF DOING GOOD

              Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.

               James 4:17 (NIV)

                

              SOLUTION:  DO IT NOW

              Do not withold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, "Come back later; I'll give it tomorrow" -- when you now have it with you.

               Proverbs 3:27-28 (NIV)

               

              Right now God is ready to welcome you. Today He is ready to save you.

               2 Corithians 6:2 (TLB)

                

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

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