A Prosperous Future Is In Your Vision – Not In Your Past
A Prosperous Future Requires Looking Ahead
But here’s the problem you and I face. Our focus on the past chokes off the dream within us.
We must look at where we’re going with a dream of unlimited possibilities. Don’t vision the future by the past. The past should just be a learning curve. You can’t move forward very fast if you spend most of your time looking back.
At graduation time, when many young people have a bright future in front of them, they can at the same time be frightened of an unknown future. When facing your future and any difficult tasks, act as if it is impossible to fail. Be bold and courageous. The future only frightens those who want to live in the past.
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checked by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory or defeat.”
— Theodore Roosevelt
Your future contains more abundance of happiness, love, success, and opportunities than any past you can remember. As a Christian, God doesn’t look at your past to decide your future. We are told in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.” So don’t let any past failures hold you back.
Here is a great analogy my pastor shared of driving a car. In a car the front window is large, so that we can clearly see where we are going, and reach our destination safely. However, the car also includes a rear view mirror. This mirror is small to allow an occasional glance back of what is behind to help us as we move forward. Obviously if we spend too much time looking back while driving, we aren’t going to have the greatest success in reaching our destination. Can you say crash, boom, bang?
That’s the primary reason why you have to look to the future believing and expecting great things in order to have a prosperous life. No one backs into prosperity. Remember, nothing is impossible with God. Don’t be afraid to take a chance and attempt great things.
The bottom line is that you have a prosperous future ahead of you, so look ahead. Learn to believe in yourself and have God on your side. Acknowledge God and He will direct your paths. His beautiful plan made just for you will unfold before your very eyes. Know when God is in your plans, they will prosper.
May your future be a never ending journey of growing prosperity!
God bless you – cheers,