Rewriting your future
Want to know what your future will be like? There may be a way to answer that which doesn’t involve time travel or horoscopes (don’t get me started on that one). What’s more, there may be a way to actually help determine what your future will look like.
It’s been said, “Show me your friends, and I’ll tell you where you’ll be in ten years.” The assumption is that our future is being written by today’s decisions and actions. Which is quite true. Think about your present reality. How much of that was shaped by your decisions and actions 5, 10, or 20 years ago? (Scary thought, right?)
As it turns out, there is a powerful tool available to help us live in such a way NOW that we’ll have a preferred FUTURE when we get there. It’s a collection of the best life-skills ever assembled, and it’s found in the pages of the Bible. It’s a little book called Proverbs. And it’s a book we’re going to be exploring during the month of August, in a series called, “Got Wisdom?” You’d be hard pressed to find a more practical collection of sayings anywhere on the planet!
So to help us get the most out of this book, I’m asking our entire church to join me in reading through the entire book of Proverbs as we go through August. And the cool part is this: there are 31 days in August, and 31 chapters in Proverbs. So it’s as simple as opening your Bible (or your Bible app ), checking to see which day it currently is, and reading the 25 or so short proverbs in that chapter. You can do this. We can all do this.
When you read, you’ll start to discover some interesting things.
- You’ll find one or two individual proverbs that jump out at you that day.
- You’ll find yourself sharing some of these gems of wisdom with others. (We’ll have a web site where you can do that if you’d like.)
- And as you apply some of these proverbs, you’ll actually get wisdom. Which will not only affect your present life, but your future. You’ll literally start to rewrite your future.
If you can think of a better way to invest 10 minutes a day for the month of August, I’d like to hear about it. So will you join us in this journey? Will you rewrite your future over the next 31 days? I hope so. We’ll start on Monday, August 1st.
P.S. Feel free to post your comments and thoughts in the space below as you begin this incredible summer journey.