Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Flashforwarding?

So, for the last two days I've been watching this show called FlashForward. There are certain aspects of the show that I do not like...I won't go into detail. But basically in the first episode of the TV show everyone in the entire world blacks out. They just fall to the ground almost as if they are dead. Their black-out lasts exactly 2 minutes and 17 seconds. During this time they have a vision of their life in 6 months.

The whole idea got me thinking...if I could somehow look into the future, and see myself in say...6 months, 1 year, 5 years...what would I see? Would I want to see it? My answer would be a resounding NO! There are two reasons...I will give you lesser of my two reasons first.

My first is because I might not like what I see. Maybe God has a different plan for my life than I envision for myself now. For example...maybe I look into the future and I see my family living in a small little house in Indonesia, barely scraping by...and I look at that and think..."I don't want that for my future!" But maybe what I don't see in my flash-forward, is that I'm a missionary there, and we're reaching people for Christ.

I think you can naturally see where I'm going with this. My main reason for not wanting to "flash-forward"...is that God is in control. I don't need to see the future...because God is in control. He has a path for my life...as long as I'm doing my best to live my life for the Lord and seeking His direction in it...I can trust Him that He will take care of me, and provide for all my needs.

Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
Psalm 37:5

The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.
Psalm 34:22

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 3:5 & 6

3 comments:

Hannah Elisabeth said...

Wow...that was good and a lot of food for thought! Thanks for sharing!!

Yuri Richardson said...

Shalom Jason,

After reading your post another verse of Scripture came to mind in Matt. 6:34 "Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day [is] the evil thereof."

Shalom and I hope that all is well.

Yuri

Caleb said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts... The verses you posted are awesome by the way!