Do Not Boast About Tomorrow
“Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, “If The LORD Wills, we shall live and do this or that.” But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.” James 4:13-16.
So today in my daily writing, my thoughts went to how each day happens in spite of us.
We as people make many plans and consider how to meet this obligation or that one. We pay our bills, cook our meals, and talk and meet with family and friends.
But in spite of our best-made-plans, the day unfolds just as it is meant to be.
Certainly the decisions we make, whether they’re good or bad, cause things to happen, and get the ball rolling, so-to-speak.
But whether or not we do all of these things, a flat tire happens, someone gets sick, or the weather turns bad. There is so much that we are not in control of upon this ball of dirt we call home.
The best we can do is trust that God has the outcome and He knows what will unfold for each of us.
Then no matter what happens, we can have the assurance that the road ahead while it may include sorrow and grief, will be steered by His mighty Hand.
But we also have much say in this road ahead and in our daily lives. If we choose Wisdom and good sense; we can trust that the decisions we make daily, will provide smoother roads rather than those that are rocky and crumbling.
We are bombarded with questions every hour and almost every minute. The choices we make can greatly affect the outcome.
I’ve been told that I’m a very frugal person, and some might even call me cheap at times. But over the years being this way has kept us out of financial ruin perhaps more than once.
Even in any of the poor decisions that have been made, somehow being this way and also, trusting that somehow God has the outcome, has proven to make things right.
I do believe that we have much more control over our lives than many may think. Our daily actions and good sense can and does pave the way for success rather than failure. And yet we live in a world plagued by disease and decay.
Much of the world is at war, many are starving and are homeless, and the world economy is teetering upon collapse at any time.
But each of us in our own little islands can make a difference. We can choose love over hate, hope over despair, and Wisdom over folly.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to The LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?