It’s easy to get caught up in the would-a, should-a, could-a’s of life. Too many times, we end up living in the past. We think things like, “Oh, the good old days before the pandemic!” Right?
I, for one, don’t believe God wants you to live in the past. He wants you to look toward the future.
As 2020 comes to an end, it’s natural for us to look toward the future. This past year has been full of suspense, opinions, panic, sickness, corruption, and so much more. And we all can’t wait for it to be over.
But let’s be honest, it’s not over yet.
Crossing over from one year to the next is significant in number but not always in circumstance. The date might change, but the difficulty doesn’t always follow suit.
So what are you going to do? Now that the year is coming to an end, but the circumstances might still be the same? How will you move forward and avoid getting caught up living in the pit of the past?
Do you want the short answer?
You have to look to the future and, with faith, proclaim, “The best is yet to come.”
This is more than just an attitude or a company slogan. For us who are followers of Jesus Christ, it is at the very core of our being. The Holy Spirit within us, aligns with it.
Not only because we said it, but also because it’s true. It’s true because God proclaimed it and purposed it, and when he does that, it means he promised it.
He said, “I know the plans I have for you … plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
Did you catch that? God knows!
He knows where you’re at right now. He knows your past hurts, failures, frustration, and your deepest motives. He even knows your fears better than you do.
But he also knows his plans for you. And they supersede all your emotions.
Let’s have a spiritual reality check for a moment, shall we? Your circumstances never hinder God’s plans for you.
That means that His prosperity, His hope, and His future for you have power over everything in your life.
It means that, if you’ll let him, and it’s your choice, he will show you how good his plan is for you. As you know, God’s future for you is always better than the future you’ve planned out.
To this, we say, “Amen!”
As it says in 2 Corinthians 1:20, “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.”
That’s why we believe “The Best is Yet to Come!”
The pandemic and the lockdown might not be over, but neither is God. He’s just getting started. There are no uncertain times for him or his people. He’s got a GOOD and PERFECT plan.
So bring on 2021! We are the people of God. And “in him we live and move and have our being.” (Acts 17:28)
Talk it over:
- What steps can you take to trust God for the best?
- What steps can you take to grow in your faith?