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“For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (RSV)
God had interest on our future, He care about our future, Sometimes the problem is we are the one who don’t have any interest on our own future. Sometimes someone can be so ignorant about his future, until he is in trouble.
Today I’m going to share with you 5 simple, life-changing principles that I learn in my life, how to have a good, welfare, and full of hope kind of future.
1. Have a Purpose in Life, and Focus on it
Everyone must have first a purpose in life, if they want to be success. For someone the purpose might be changing a bad habits in his/her life; some of you might make a job done, etc.
Why? Because without a purpose in our life will be boring. But this is a short-term kind of purpose. But beside short time, we also have long-term kind of purpose. What is that? To glorify God. We are His partners, the Bible said, for what? To be together with God and accomplishing His great purpose in our life.
Having a purpose is good, but keep focusing it is better. Many people might have a purpose in their life, but they don’t have a focus on it. For example: Someone work so hurt, so he can have much-much money. Why? You may ask. “Oh, I want to have much money, so my family can be happy. My wife don’t have work so hard, my kids can have a good education, etc…” But how ironic 2 years from that time, that person becomes a rich man, BUT he have a conflict with his wife, his children become drug addict. Divorce with his wife. Does that man get what he wants? He gets the money for sure, but he lost his purpose in life.
If you have a God-given purpose in your life, focus it! Don’t get distracted!
Be focus on your future, and live today as a preparation for tomorrow.
Our being today is the result of our act in the past, and what we do today will be determining who we are in the future.
Matthew 6:22, “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” (RSV)
John 1:4, says: “In him was life; and the life was the light of men.”
Let me paraphrase Matthew 6:22, “if you want a good life (light = life of men), you must have a single minded (have a focus in your life)”
Don’t just live as the days goes by, but live a life that have a purpose. Driven by the purpose.
1 Corinthians 9:24-25, “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.”
God didn’t call us just to run in a race, He called us to win the race! Get your prize! Have a good life, a welfare future! Fight for your good life in the future with God! Have a purpose and make it become reality in your life!
There will be a storm in your life, but you can make it. There will be a “giant-size Jericho wall” as an obstacle between you and God’s plan for your life, but you can win this battle; because Jesus has won the war!
Have a God-size of dream. Get a bigger vision. And fight for it!
2. Excited Life (Excitement is a muscle for your soul)
When you want to run, you
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