Lesson 8 - Make A Provision For The Future – But Live For Today
This is one of the real balancing acts in our culture, particularly if you are a Christian. We should be making a provision for the future so that we are in a position to deal with the uncertainties of life. When this becomes the priority, we’re at risk of going in the wrong direction.
If your orientation toward the future is too great, you may be inviting the following risks:
- You’re so focused on your own future survival, that you may miss the needs of people near you.
- You may miss the simple pleasures of today, while you are busy preparing for tomorrow.
- You may not live long enough to enjoy your provision (Scriptural reference: Luke 12:16-21 – The Parable of the Rich Fool).
- Your emphasis on building your own provisions could blind you to the reality and necessity of God’s provision.
Make a provision for the future, but live for today. Never be so obsessed with the future that the blessings, revelations, and opportunities of today are no longer relevant.