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13
Nov
2017

When the Future Seems Uncertain

Written by YouVersion Bible App  |  Found in: Aligning Our Thoughts

When the Future Seems Uncertain

No matter what the pollsters, pundits, and prognosticators claim, no one can accurately predict all that is going to happen in the next year, let alone the next few days or weeks. Our best forecasts are just educated guesses.

Change is not only increasing in speed and intensity, but also in unpredictability. How can anyone succeed when the future is so uncertain?

The Bible suggests three timeless principles for facing an uncertain future:

Set goals according to God's direction. The Bible says, "We may make our plans, but God has the last word." (Proverbs 16:1 GNT) In other words, planning without praying is presumption. Start by praying, "God, what do you want me to do?"

Live one day at a time. Decide to make the most of each moment of your life to accomplish God's will in your life. Jesus said, "Don't be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time." (Matthew 6:34 LB)

Don't procrastinate. Do it now! "Don't boast about what you're going to do tomorrow, for you don't know what a day may bring forth." (Proverbs 27:1) Procrastinating is a subtle trap. It wastes today by postponing things until tomorrow. 

What did you plan to get done last year that you didn't do? When do you intend to start working on it?

Jeremiah 29:11-13
Proverbs 16:1
Matthew 6:34
Proverbs 27:1

 

Reposted with permission. Original post found at https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/135-rick-warrens-daily-devotional/day/317.