No matter who you are or what your circumstances you need something to look forward to!
Some are afraid to look forward because they are focusing on the wrong things. Can you picture a small group in the birthing room of a first time mother? Every time she has a contraction they bewail her grief. “Life is full of problems. The pains just keep coming. It is so unfair that we have pain in this world! All we have to look forward to is more pain.”
Are we so focused on anticipating the next pain that we forget we are part of a miracle? Something wonderful is in motion!
There is no denying of corruption, conflict, war and moral decline. While we do our best to be salt and light for the King and His Kingdom, we contend looking forward!
It has been said that the bigger the tribulation the bigger the baby. Aren’t you glad that Jesus gave us a heads up that we should expect tribulations? They are part of the package but only packaging to be discarded and forgotten.
You have a future, something to look forward to!! Father God has tomorrow well in hand. Don’t be lectured to by circumstances or indoctrinated by the cynics.
In spite of labor pains, the future is all smiles and laughter! Heaven is bulging, crowning, with the advent of the King. Is that the water breaking? We are about to have A Baby!
Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed” (1 Peter 1:13 NIV).
Steven C Johnson
We shall behold him with Ron Kenoly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9vZ2G22x1s