As hard as it seems sometimes, those who love God have an amazing future ahead of them. In Jeremiah, God says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart”. God also says, “I know the plans I have for you. They are plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. And these are just a few of them. Do you love God? Then you have a hope of a future. You have been set apart for greatness. Now that may mean something different to God than it does to you. You see God defines greatness differently than we do. Sometimes greatness comes in the form of “training a child in the way he should go”. Or perhaps “greatness” may mean “working with all your heart as unto the Lord”.
How you may ask? That all sounds well and good, but does it just happen? What’s my part? Well, yes, you have a part to play. You can’t just sit around watching tv all day and not doing anything. If fact the bible says if a man doesn’t work, he doesn’t eat. How’s that for motivation? So, first of all, you need to spend time with God. Every. Single. Day. Your lifeline is God. John 15:5 says, “I am the branch, you are the vines. Apart from me you can do nothing”. Spending time with God and listening to His voice is the most important thing you can do. And that leas to the second step. Second, you must be obedient. What is God saying to do? Do it! Don’t be afraid. Don’t worry about how silly it seems or whether or not you have the full picture of what God is doing. God does not give us all the details ahead of time for a myriad of reasons. But if we are obedient step by step, eventually, we will see the future God has planned for us.
I could probably keep going with “steps to do”. But in truth, those are the most important things. If you spend time with God daily and are obedient to what He says to do, then you will have a future that’s full and amazingly wonderful. And that’s what living an encouraged life is about.
If you don’t know who God is, I would encourage you to talk with somebody who does. Or just get on your knees, ask God to forgive you of your sins and give your life to God. After, find a local church you feel God leading you to and get plugged into that community of believers.
Are you discouraged with life at the moment? Do you feel like you have no hope for the future? Please be encouraged today. God has a future for you. He wants to prosper you. He wants you to thrive. He wants you to live an encourage life!