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In-Between

Freedom from the Future

This September I will be turning 25 and to me that's a scary age. A lot of people say that by the age of 30 you should have your career going, at least a solid relationship working towards marriage, A1 credit, and so on so forth. At the age of 25 you are just about half way through your 20's and should have one of those checked off by now (says society). Well here comes panic mode because I have to get going if I want my future secured. A lot of us need freedom from our past, but have you ever thought "I need freedom from my future"? 

I will be the first to admit I do. While I am still working on healing everyday from my past experience God revealed to me that my future is also a major part in my progress to become who he truly needs me to be. Now I know a lot of people think "how can you need freedom from your future and it hasn't even happened yet?". Well let me explain.

The future can become an obsession. Where it can be a healthy goal to work towards what happens when we don't see it unfolding like we want to. Or we constantly think about where we will be a few years from now, will I be married, have a family, be solid with the business I know I want, or will I fail at it all. 

The bible even warns us about worrying about tomorrow (Matthew 6:34). I know God is very intentional about everything he does. He knew that the constant worry about the future was a great recipe for discontentment, bitterness, and jealousy. 

33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it’s own.
— Matthew 6:33-34

Please don't misquote me and think I am saying just live with no goals and no destination. What I pray we (I say "we" because I too am working on this daily) learn to do and seek God for is wisdom on how to accomplish this is not get down on ourselves when we don't see things going the way we planned, and not obsess over what could be but make the most out of what we have now. The devil is crafty in sending distractions and our future is definitely one we wouldn't think he would use. 

We have a Father who is guiding us through everyday life and that is the beauty we see in not knowing what tomorrow holds, he does. He's already in tomorrow and if you let him be the one to order your steps then you can rest assured that you are on the path to the best future for you. He loves you more than you could ever truly comprehend and he has you in the palm of his hands. 

Now that my eyes are opened to this I know that my life will never be the same. Each day is a lesson and I have to learn that lesson and be focused on that without being worried about the next lesson. It's time we find true freedom from both our past and our future.

 

 

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