Your Future is Under Construction

By Linda Tancs

Do you worry about the future? Maybe you have concerns about your future as it relates to your job, your retirement, your health, your family or other things. The only certain thing about the future is that there is one (Proverbs 23:18; Jeremiah 29:11). It’s under construction—by God (Proverbs 16:9). Don’t get in the way of the Master Builder (Deuteronomy 29:29). God’s purpose for your future is in His hands until such time as He decides to reveal it to you. In the meantime, commit your work to Him (Proverbs 16:3) and trust Him (Proverbs 3:5).

***************

As part of FOOT FORWARD MINISTRIES, Go Forward in Faith represents faith-based meditations for personal and professional growth. Follow us on Twitter @moveonfaith and join the Facebook group @goforwardinfaith.

Your Trust Fund

By Linda Tancs

You don’t need to be a debutante like Paris Hilton to have a trust fund. We all, in fact, have a trust fund. A trust fund is generally defined as a fund consisting of assets held in trust by a trustee for the benefit of beneficiaries.

We all have assets in the form  of a body, soul and spirit. We steward these assets; we don’t own them. They belong to our Lord. We entrust their disposal to Him, Who promises to guide and direct us in their use (Proverbs 16:9). That’s a fund worth investing in.

***************

As part of FOOT FORWARD MINISTRIES, Go Forward in Faith represents faith-based meditations for personal and professional growth. Learn more at goforwardinfaith.com. Follow us on Twitter @moveonfaith and join the Facebook group @goforwardinfaith.

 

Mind the Gap

By Linda Tancs

The British use the expression “mind the gap” to call attention to gaps at train station platforms—that abyss bridging where you are from where you want to be. The gap is a good metaphor for life transitions, where your “now” is not where you ultimately want to remain.

Sound familiar? Sometimes we sidestep life’s gaps—it’s too hard, too lonely, too uncertain. We stay stuck in the “now” but then try to avoid even that by reminiscing about the “good old days” (Ecclesiastes 7:10).

Don’t fall into that trap. Instead, embrace the gap and all its messy steps and details. Contrary to popular thought, the devil isn’t in the details—God is (Proverbs 16:9).