The title of this article is actually gotten from the just concluded Polished Pillars Foundation (PPF) Teenagers Summer Retreat (TEESURE), themed “Walking the Future Today”.
The retreat was a powerful one and I thank my God that I was a partaker of the blessings of the retreat. Few days after the camp, I kept pondering on the theme and I found out that it’s really deep rooted. Those teenagers are blessed for being a part of the camp meeting.
We are people of prophecy.
We came into existence by the prophecy God released thousands of generations ago and even before the creation of the earth. Our life is a life of prophecy.
Where you are today (present) is as a result of the words you have spoken over yourself and where you will be (future) is also as a result of the words you are consciously and deliberately speaking over your life.
Now, there is a place of decision making and how it affects where you are (present) and where you are going (future), but we will come to that soon, I just want to establish some few thoughts with you from God’s word about His thought concerning your future.
God is very much concerned about your future. You are walking the face of the earth today because God spoke you into existence even before the creation of the earth. That is why you are not a mistake neither did you come by accident. You might be a product of “born by mistake” but in the eyes of God, it was just the perfect plan to bring you into the world to create a change.
I said earlier on that we are a people of prophecy. God had us in mind all the while. He has been thinking of you and I and He sought for a way to bring us into His perfect plan, so He looked for a man and found Abraham.
God said to Abraham in Genesis 12:2 “I will make you into a great nation and will bless you” (NIV). God had us in mind when He was speaking to Abraham, we can see that in Ephesians 2:14,19 “for he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility…consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow-citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household”(NIV).
We became members of God’s household and fellow-citizens with God’s people as a result of the prophecy given to Abraham. We can see that we are people of prophecy, so therefore your future in the eyes of God is a PAST TENSE.
In other words, your future in the eyes of God is already a done deal and settled even before you came on the scene. We will establish that also from the Scriptures.
Ephesians 1:11 “in him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will”(NIV).
Ephesians 2:10 “for we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do”(NIV).
Romans 8:29&30 “for those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son…and those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he has glorified”(NIV).
Romans 8 made us understand that when God called us, He equipped us with everything! We have been justified, we have been glorified!
Jeremiah 1:4&5 “the word of the LORD came to me saying, ‘before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations’”(NIV).
These scriptures establish the fact that before we came on the scene, God had already ordained a future for us. Some persons might think that Jeremiah 1 only establish the fact that God only sets apart prophets, teachers and the rest with the ministry’s gift, and anything outside of this, we are left on our own, no, that’s not true.
Everyone is not called to operate in the five-fold ministry (Pastors, teachers, apostles, evangelists and prophets), but God has called us to walk in this world and demonstrate the fullness of Christ. Some are called to bring a change in the field of medicine, to invent and the rest of them.
But what do we see today, are people actually walking the future today? Do they even know that their future in the eyes of God is a PAST TENSE? God on His part has done all that He needs to do and you know something, He is not doing anything else in regards that, because He has done all!
God knows about your future but He does not and will not control your future. Your future or I should say, the future God has given to you is IN YOUR HANDS. No man, no devil can control your future. The only person that controls your future is you, you are responsible for your future.
Now that you have come to understand that in the eyes of God your future is already a done deal, what you need do is to align your every decision to be in conformity with God’s will and plan for your life.
This is what walking the future today is about. Walking the future today simply means catapulting the dreams and visions in you into reality by making conscious and deliberate decisions.
It is making decisions today that will bring you into the future that God has spoken concerning you ever before you came on the scene. Every decision you make today (present), must be weighed with where you are going (future), just the same way you created your present by the conscious and unconscious decisions you made in the past, so also you create your future by the conscious and deliberate decisions you make today.
You can see that you are solely responsible for everything you are and will be. You are where you are and you are what you are by the decisions and actions you take.
God has already made everything available for you to enter into the future that He has already prepared for you, but by your decisions, you can either alter that future or enter that future.
God wants you to prosper; he delights to see you succeed (Psalms 35:27). He is the maintainer of your destiny (Psalms 16:5). He gave you a future and He is still the One maintaining that future. What a loving Father.
Walking the future today. Make decisions, conscious ones that will bring you to the future God has destined for you.