Seeing Tomorrow – Today
One of the most critical, but sometimes difficult, disciplines that every new Christian has to learn is that of “seeing tomorrow, today.”
Too often, life has trained us to look at the future through the eyes of past failures and disappointments. Besides, no one can be more critical of us than we ourselves. No one knows our insecurities and weaknesses better than we do.
God’s Word, however, teaches us a better, and more excellent, way. As we begin to trust God’s evaluation of who we are, and what we are capable of, we begin to think differently about who we are and what we can achieve.
We learn that the vision of failure can be corrected by a simple operation – The operation of faith:
NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things (we) hope for, being the proof of things (we) do not see and the conviction of their reality (faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses). Hebrews 11:1 (AMP)
Faith gives us the assurance we need to press in to the promises of God, rather than be hindered by past defeat. Faith gives us the proof we need to appropriate what is not yet apparent to the senses. Faith allows us to go beyond our experience and embrace the tomorrow’s of God’s plan for our lives.
God has a different view of our lives than we have dared to believe. It is critical that we come to understand that we were not an accident, not an after-thought, not a surprise to the Lord. He planned for us, and His plans are such that they are designed to give us hope:
For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome Jeremiah 29:11 (AMP).