Who you are today cannot understand the future version of yourself!
Anytime we think our future selves we imagine having things that we do not currently possesses. That could be having a spouse, a new home, a business, or all three.
However, when we think about those things we put our current selves into that picture and that is why those possessing those things seem like for of a distant future than a current possibility.
Think of yourself as a jar and the things you want as water. Right now you are full with your life, your career, your children, and all the things of the day. This is why your future seems so distant because how will there ever be time or space when you are currently full. This leaves you the option of doing one of two things you can either empty yourself out. This can look like working less hours, letting some responsibilities go at work, or even letting some relationships go that maybe are not really serving your needs. However, this method will only result in you filling back up again with a slightly different mix of things but still not where you want to be.
So what must we do:
We need to be turned into bigger jars!
Have you ever watched a glass making video? Ill link one at the bottom. But if you don’t watch it know that glass has to go through a lot of heat and molding to be shaped into a jar. If you want to be different you are going to have to be willing to go through the heat and molding of life to become a new and improved jar. Your capacity has to be increased in order to achieve the things you want out of life. Don’t have time for school? Make time! Don’t have time for the gym? Make time! Don’t have time to read your Bible and pray? Make time! You have to increase your capacity. My pastor said last night at Bible Study many people die in the wilderness of their walk with god. They are delivered and saved but they never get a chance to see all that God has for them because they refuse to make a decision about what they want out of this life. When you think about what you want that’s just a idea. When you write it down on paper you’ve gotten to the point where you made a choice. But only when you act on that choice have you made a decision.
Paul said this in Romans 4 v19-22 about Abraham who is considered a prime example of what it means to have faith he is someone who by all accounts had material possession but still wanted to increase of having a child:
19Without weakening in his faith, he acknowledged the decrepitness of his body (since he was about a hundred years old) and the lifelessness of Sarah’s womb. 20Yet he did not waver through disbelief in the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21being fully persuaded that God was able to do what He had promised. 22This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.”
Abraham went through a lot to he had faith but he still went through many different trials but in the end his son came and he got what he had always desired to have and is considered the father of the 3 major world religions today which combined have over 3.8 billion followers.
The things you want in life are not out of alignment as to what God wants for you the only question that remains are you willing to make a decision trust in God and do the work that is required to get to where you want to go? Or will you just keep hoping and wishing that something miraculously changes because you are afraid that all your efforts will be in vain?
Life is the furnace and God is the molder we are the glass.
Hope this helps someone.