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Unknown Future to a Known God

Philippians 1:6 KJV
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

One limitation of being a human being is you would not know how an action you take will work out, even with the best intentions. As Christians, we can be confident about the future because not only does God know the future, He is the Future; He is the Beginning and the End after all. You do not need to worry about how the future will turn out if you do your best. The rest is up to God. “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God” (Corrie ten Boom).

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Examine Yourself 

2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV [5] Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. 

We update our résumés often when watching out for career opportunities. In the same way, while running the Christian race towards the goal which we’ve been called for, it is expedient to take time to check oneself to ensure we are moving forward and not in the same place we started. “The unexamined life is not worth living” (Socrates). 

Success 

Proverbs 30:25-28 KJV[25] The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer; [26] The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks; [27] The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands; [28] The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings’ palaces.

Success means different things to different people. Whatever your definition of success, by virtue of the fact that you are made in the image of God, you have no excuse to not succeed in your life. “Don’t give in to excuses that can keep you from really living the best life God has for you (Joyce Meyer).

Priori 

Luke 10:20 KJV[20] Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
When your priorities are skewed, you waste time and energy on relatively unimportant things at the expense of important ones. “The most important thing in life is knowing the most important things in life” (David F. Jakielo).

Good future 

John 1:46 KJV [46] And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. 

If you’ve been alive long enough, chances are that you may have heard one or two disparaging things said about you that may make you doubt the future. Nevertheless, it is God who has the final say, not man. “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God” (Corrie ten Boom).

Clichés

Ephesians 5:6 NIV [6] Let no one deceive you with empty words…

Sometimes, Christians hide behind empty clichés which when examined carefully, may not really make sense and in some contexts may be actually offensive. Phrases like “God is my co-pilot”, “Heaven helps those who help themselves”, “I’m forgiven, not perfect”, “When God closes a door, He opens a window” etc. are not necessarily spiritually sound just because we throw a few metaphysical words around in a sentence. We may even use them in evangelism which can cause confusion and make religion seem like an opium-induced reaction to reality. “Attempting to get at truth means rejecting stereotypes and cliches” (Harold Evans). 

Examine Yourself 

2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV [5] Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. 

We update our résumés often when watching out for career opportunities. In the same way, while running the Christian race towards the goal which we’ve been called for, it is expedient to take time to check oneself to ensure we are moving forward and not in the same place we started. “The unexamined life is not worth living” (Socrates).