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Stepping Stones: “Future Gazing” on Your Personal Red Carpet

Stepping Stones: “Future Gazing” on Your Personal Red Carpet
July 13, 2010 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip

Imagine seeing a beautiful red carpet being unrolled in front of an honored person as she excitedly walks forward with her head held high with pride and jubilant expectation. The red carpet is her defined, honored, special, unique, and precious path… only for her…. to honor her….and designed for her maximum benefit and enjoyment.

Know that your future is safely in the hands of your Lord and He has a path, a plan…your own personal red carpet specifically and specially designed for YOU. The catch…you don’t get to see more than just one step ahead as He only reveals it, your life, moment by moment. Armed with this understanding pushes and allows me to enjoy each moment to it’s fullest instead of getting ahead and anticipating or wishing for future moments and neglecting the special “now” moments He designed specially for me.

God’s wonder and joy of is only accessible to you in the present moment. Instead of gazing into the unknown future, live each moment in the joyful awareness of His presence. Enjoying the now acknowledges that God doesn’t make mistakes, really loves me, and meets my every need. Attaining this freedom wasn’t easy, because my mind wonders to “Future Gazing” at will.

Today, when you find yourself engaging in “Future Gazing”, remind yourself that you are truly roaming in a fantasy land that is filled with potholes of self-destruction and not self-preservation. This will help you return to the present where you will find Him waiting for you…rolling out your honored red carpet.

Prayer
Dear Lord and Savior, What a comforting thought, knowing that You are unfolding my life to me exactly as You planned it. Teach me, Lord, how to spend more time in the present with You. I know that You hold my future far ahead of me and that when I “Future Gaze”, all I am really doing is exercising my imagination, because it is impossible for me to know and anticipate what the my future on Earth will hold for me. Help me walk forward on Your red carpet, never setting foot on anything but the present. I step forward today with confidence. I pray this in the name the one who died for the perfect ending point of my red carpet, Jesus Christ – and all God’s children say, AMEN!

The Truth
For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be?
Ecclesiastes 8:7

Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been borne by me from before your birth, carried from the womb; even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save. To whom will you liken me and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be alike? Those who lavish gold from the purse, and weigh out silver in the scales, hire a goldsmith, and he makes it into a god; then they fall down and worship! They lift it to their shoulders, they carry it, they set it in its place, and it stands there; it cannot move from its place. If one cries to it, it does not answer or save him from his trouble. Remember this and stand firm, recall it to mind, you transgressors, remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’
Isaiah 46:3-10

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Revelation 1:8

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