How often do you think about the future?
I know that I think about the future quite frequently.
Sometimes the future is scary because I begin to plug in the variables.
I start thinking, “If I don’t change this area of my life, then this will be the result.” That’s when I get really wigged out.
Years ago, I caught a few episodes of a pretty cool show. Don’t go asking me the name of this show because I don’t remember and it wasn’t on the air long. Anyway, this health and nutrition team would show people what would happen if they didn’t change their diets. It was scary. They looked like Goodyear blimps. I’m not kidding, these people were huge! And all of this because they couldn’t give up Twinkies and Coke…
The cool thing about this show was that there was hope. This team of experts would reveal the inevitable, but then say, “Wait a minute! You can fix this!” Needless to say, a major change in diet and exercise would solve 95% of their problems.
Do you know that changing your thinking will alter your future?
Listen friends. My thinking is constantly being challenged. Just when I believe that I really understand something I find out that I don’t.
I could get mad, pitch a fit, and stay ignorant.
Why would I want to remain ignorant?
That is the most dangerous thing I can do because I will be held accountable by God for my knowledge and my ignorance! Now that’s a sobering thought.
I can hear God now.
“Audra, I’m so glad that you figured this one thing out, but what about this other area? Why did you refuse to learn? Why didn’t you listen?”
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be standing speechless because I refused to open my eyes.
If I can leave you with one thought it’s this:
What would happen if you made a few changes? If the course of action seems a bit extreme now, will the end results be worth it?