Forethought – Thinking Ahead

Forethought- thinking ahead

It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark! Old age is coming, time is not slowing down are you getting ready for the future? The man who knows where he is going usually gets there. He who aims at nothing is sure to hit it. Remember there is more honor in aiming at a noble cause and missing than not trying at all! God has equipped you with all you need to glorify him and enjoy stability in your life.

Stability begins with your relationship to God. If you are misusing the gifts he has given you like the prodigal son did, then no wonder you are struggling.

God tells us to, Ponder (think about) the path of your feet and let all your ways be established (planned/determined) Proverbs 4:26.

Is the path you are on taking you where you want to go? Ask yourself questions; where do you want to be financially in five years? What is it going to take to get you there? Remember, forethought is a virtue with value. Older people who are successful and happy thought ahead!

There is a path that leads to stability and spiritual purpose. If you have no plan you will certainly be dependent upon those who those who did. Think ahead financially, how are you spending the money you make? What are you doing with the strength God has given you? What are you doing with the time God has given you?

If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?  Luke 16:11

The way we use the gifts God gave us will determine if we can be trusted with more.

Joseph knew a famine was coming and didn’t indulge during the seven years of plenty. When the famine came he was ready and he was the man in charge. Your preparation will determine how independent or dependent you become on others. I know tragedies can come but remember God helps those who help themselves. God never called a lazy man into his service! A person who will not work and prepare for the future when he has the ability to do so is presumptuous.

It is true, tomorrow is not promised but the wise man lives ready to meet God in a moment but prepares to live a long life. Someone asked John Wesley what would you do if you only had one day to live? He said, the same thing that I always do, rise at 5am to meet with God, bathe, have breakfast, preach at 10am, make visits, check my accounts, write out 2-3 sermons, preach again at 5pm, fellowship with family and friends, read and go to bed at 10pm.

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