Skip to main content

Think about your future (with podcast episode #5)

This blog post is a "transcript" of podcast #5. Listen to podcast or/and read blog post.

Do you know where you're going or are you walking in any direction the wind blows? Do you think on the things of God or are you living a life of hit or miss? Is your future important to you or do you just accept what happens that you deem beyond your control? If any of those questions are a yes, then Houston we've got a problem.

Listen, as I said before in prior podcasts, there's no need to look back and there's no need to be all turned up one side and down the other because of our current situation. We are where we are and that's it, yet here's the thing: we have to look forward to keep our eyes gazed there. Too many of us live in regret and that's not a good place to live. We have to live for the future and plan accordingly. For a long time I lived in the past and I lived in regret, so now I'm here to tell you what no one told me at that time and that is, God has more for your life. He wants you to be successful and that means looking up not down. Remember Genesis 19:26 when Lot's wife looked back probably thinking about all she thought she would miss? Well, she turned into a pillar of salt, because God told them not to look back when He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah -- two evil places where nothing good happened. There's nothing there, but the past and 'the past is the past, that's why they call it that' (Dave Ramsey). Consequently, we're not missing anything from our past, so we must continue to look forward by thinking forward, speaking forward (positive), and acting with forward-thinking. Even if we fall, we when fall forward. 

We have to think about what we want to do in our lives and when we think on those things we can plan for a future. It's not too late to get the desires of our heart. Psalm 37:4 says that when we delight ourselves in the Lord, He will give us the desires of our heart. That means when we have a great relationship with Him as Lord over our lives He can and will make things happen for us. He loves to do that. Make sense? Your future involves much for you to do that will help people, because of your testimony, your journey, your story, and the life you've lived. You're going to help so many people, because you've been there done that. You will resonate with people and they will listen to you. You will an authority. So yes, please think about your future and plan accordingly.

One last thing. Don't get down about starting small. Remember Zechariah 4:10 says don't despise small beginnings. You may not think little things count, but they do. Every little thing you think, say and do matters. I'll leave with this story: Just think about the person who wants to lose weight -- maybe 100 pounds. She walks, but can hardly get around the block at first. Yet she's out there everyday and each day she's able to go a few steps farther. She continues to do that and guess what? Before she knows it, the numbers on the scale are going in the other direction -- they're going down. She's thinking about and taking acting regarding her future and although things may be going slow, they're going forward. We have to think about our tomorrow. Proverbs 4 talks about gaining wisdom. In verses 26/27 it says, "Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil." That means just focus on the positive. We have to think about where we tread and when we think about those things, we will go in the right direction. With trusting in the Lord you're going forward. Keep doing that and continue to share your testimony of His goodness. You're going up. Be encouraged.
 photo ISH Signature_zps7zfuxzga.png


Popular posts from this blog

Protecting My Peace - Day 98 - Momentum and Movement, That’s What's Up

Click to listen to current podcast episode. “Never Giving Up” are power-words — strong affirmations that give us momentum and movement. That’s what’s up. We can do so much more in our lives when we have momentum and movement. It’s about standing, literally and not sitting or laying around feeling sorry for ourselves. I used to do that once upon a time and that sorrowful thinking is for the birds. We don’t have to be down. We can get up and get going even if we start small. In fact, I love starting small, because it helps set a firm foundation of habits and routines. Momentum and movement will help us get and maintain a position of strength to do what God says we can do. CLICK  to get my latest ebook collection that will help you get MOVING regarding the things you want in your life.  

God blesses whomever he wants to bless, whenever he wants to bless them

Daily Devotional Podcast. Follow along with blog post. When I was going through a dark time -- when I had nothing -- there was a certain person who helped me sometimes. She helped me whenever she basically felt like it, but she did help, and for that I'm appreciative. But, something interesting happened after I started growing out of my despair. Something interesting started happening when I no longer needed her for anything. And something interesting happened even though I remained kind and grateful towards. The interesting thing that happened was that she started hating on me. She started treating me differently. At first I was really bothered by it, because I thought she and her husband were nice people I wanted in my life. I liked that they had a sense of compassion and were interested in helping people who were down and low. That really appealed to me, because I was raised that way; my mother was raised that way; her mother was raised that way, and it goes back to as fa

Protecting My Peace - Day 96 - Disciplining Ourselves for Next Level Greatness

Click to listen to today's podcast episode. When it comes to next level greatness, we have to know that applies to us, not just everyone else. Do you know what God has for you? Do you? He has GREATNESS for you. Yes, YOU -- all of us. It's about doing what you can do and only you can do. You are the only one with your DNA -- none of us. is the same Yet, even when we're feeling down, discouraged, and out, those emotions are only temporary. None of us has it all together. Sometimes I procrastinate and put things off when I know I should be doing better. Yet, I am not as diligent and disciplined as I can be sometimes. Like when it comes to working out, I delay it, because I don't like it anymore. And although I love reading the bible, I haven't been reading it as often as I should lately. Yes, I, Sharon, the Faith Coach, do not do the things I'm supposed to do when I'm supposed to do them. And that my dear friends should not come as a shock to no one. It certa