A coworker sent me a message today that dealt with our future...and how uncertain it is. But the Bible addresses three principles that we can use when facing our future:
1. Set Goals According To God's Direction
2. Live One Day at a Time
3. Don't Procrastinate
It's foolish to make plans without first consulting God. The Bible says, "We may make our plans, but God has the last word." (Proverbs 16:1) In other words, planning without praying is presumption. So we should start by praying, "God, what do YOU want me to do in 2010?"
Most people spend so much time regretting the past and worrying about the future, that they have no time to enjoy today. But Jesus said, "Don't be anxious about tomorrow - God will take care of your tomorrows. Live one day at a time." (Matthew 6:34)
Procrastinating wastes today by postponing things until tomorrow. But we should not "boast about what you're going to do tomorrow, for you don't know what a day may bring forth." (Proverbs 27:1)
So although my future is uncertain, God is certain and He has my trust.