If you had the opportunity to see your future, would you do it? So many times I have wished that I could see what was coming, just so I would know what choices to make. Obviously, by making certain choices, I can sort of guide the direction I want to go…but can’t really foretell what the consequences will be until I have lived with that choice. And so many choices lead in directions that bring negative consequences. So many of my choices have…
A friend of mine was pointing out that we are constantly striving. Going toward something that we think will make us a better person, a better christian, a more impactful person…why? Why do we do it? And burn ourselves out the process? Is there really something bigger out there that we need to strive for? Are we supposed to be more like Jesus? What about His grace and daily forgiveness? Isn’t He just watching us…and waiting for us to rest in Him, and stop the constant striving?
Hindsight can be a small way of telling the future. When we see what consequences some of the choices we made have done to our lives, we know to avoid making the same mistake. Right? The definition of stupid is making the same choices over and over again, and expecting a different result. (one of my favorite quotes)
I can’t tell the future. But I can be assured of the fact that I won’t have much of one unless I surrender it to God. His Word will guide me. By reading it and studying it, I can see glimpses into what my future will be. A life where there will be no more pain, no more tears…“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4 NKJV)
I don’t need to see the future. It’s best I don’t. Because if I did, there might be choices that I need to make that I wouldn’t make, just to avoid pain or conflict. Choices that will bring me closer to Him, where I belong.