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The Future is Now

A Devotion by Pastor Travis and Dr. Jackie Greene

Have you ever had a word from God that’s greater than what you currently see? Sometimes, God shows us a glimpse of our future, but after that, we’re left to face the current reality of what life looks like today. The way to overcome the hurdle of constant disappointment in your current season is stewardship.

Now is not waiting on next, next is waiting on now. The proof of our faith is not in our ability to rule, it is in our ability to serve while waiting on God’s promises to come to pass. How many of us try to wait on the promise of God to manifest before we begin to walk towards it? The faith for your future is proved in the consistency of your today! How do you show God that you’re ready for the next season? It’s by properly stewarding the current one.

Let’s say, God is calling you to a new career… Have you researched it? Have you talked to people currently in that field? God won’t give you something you aren’t ready for. He doesn’t waste the harvest and He doesn’t waste time. If you’re waiting on God, consider the possibility that God may be waiting on you. 

Many times, we hate the season of waiting and/or the topic of stewardship because we aren’t fond of the testing that comes with it. What we don’t realize is, God’s testing comes only to perfect and push us to become the person He designed us to be. Every test is a new opportunity to take God at His word concerning who He says you are. Don’t become so focused on what’s happening TO you, that you miss what it’s doing FOR you.  

The difference between a blessing and a burden is preparation. Use the current season you’re in to prepare for what God has shown you. Every test of this present season will be used to reveal ways to steward what you have more effectively. The future is NOW. Trust God with your today and when you’re ready, watch Him blow your mind with your tomorrow.

Prayer

Father, my future belongs to you. Give me the strength to trust you with my tomorrow as I properly manage what you’ve already placed in my hands. Let my stewardship prove my faith for what you’ve promised me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Now is not waiting on next, next is waiting on now. The proof of our faith is not in our ability to rule, it is in our ability to serve while waiting on God’s promises to come to pass.

Reflect and Respond
  1. What are the things God has promised for your future? Prayerfully write them down.
  1. For each promise, what can you do now to prepare yourself for what He said? Make a list.
  1. Take the next 30 days and commit to preparation. Read that book, start that savings account, change those habits… Do what’s necessary to show God that He can trust you with more. 

Visit Pastor Travis & Dr. Jackie Greene at Forward City Church, Columbia, SC. And be sure to check out their website for updates.

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