Do you make decisions based on what God is doing in your life right now, or to prepare for what he might do in the future?

Present, or future?

Input, please.

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  1. It really depends on how you look at it (to answer a question with more questions):

    - How do you view the “now” since the “now” is actually the past whereas the “future” is really the “now”.

    - In thinking about the future is it a future that you’ve imagined/hoped it to be or one that God had you discern?

    - Do both glorify God? If not why?

    - Which is more “your” will verse “His” will?

    I’m sure your question stems from school or work or maybe even marriage. (I really didn’t want to bring that up since I’m not here to put pressure on the topic – but being married I do endorse the idea =) I will first say whatever your decision is do not look back. Have no regrets in what you do. There are so many people who second guess what they do thinking the grass is greener on the other side. But keep in mind that for all that you do it’s to learn from because ultimately God is in control and is looking out for you. Even if there is hurt and pain there’s always blessings and encouragement in it to as we allow God to further take control of our lives.

    As a married dude part of my decision making is based upon input from Chewy. It has to be otherwise there would be conflict. This aside, you being single yet attached I think it would be good to consider your significant others input. Especially, if the relationship is leading towards marriage (which on our part we hope it is – but no pressure =)

    The other part is about where God is leading you now because that will lead you into His future. This of course may conflict with where you want to be in the future. I am reminded about Brother John’s message last week where he thought he knew what his future was but that wasn’t what God had intended it to be.

    Yeah, it’s tough, especially life-changing decisions. But that’s why we have prayer and a fellowship who can be sounding boards, encourager’s, and of course who will pray for you.

    To God be the glory

    shyeah - May 25th, 2008 at 5:41 pm

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