“Now the Lord said to Abram Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you.” Genesis 12:1
Do you believe God has an incredible future for you? Do you have the faith to focus on your future when your situation does not match what you believe? God has designed an incredible future for you. He desires for you to have a successful vision that will impact the future of every area of your life. When God begins to unfold your vision for your future, you will need to have the faith to walk it out daily.
Your life progress is depended upon it. Your family is relying upon it. Individuals that you don’t know will be blessed by it. You have to see the promise of your future even though your present situation is totally opposite of where you need and want to be. You may ask, “How can I accomplish this?” You accomplish it by keeping your focus on your promised future and blocking out all of the unnecessary distractions.
Abraham is one of the most fascinating characters in the Bible that God gave an extraordinary future promise to. He took an ordinary man who had no hope of having children and made him a father of a nation of people. He took the impossible things in Abraham’s life and worked through them to give him a future that would bless generations. Abram (his name before God changed it to Abraham) was 75 years old when God called him to depart from Haran on a promise. Abram was instructed to leave his family and everything he was accustomed to and go to a new land that God would lead him to.
The move he and his family were about to make required him to move in faith to the vision God revealed to him of a greater future. He didn’t fully comprehend where God was going to take him. He didn’t know exactly where the location of the land would be. He didn’t know who or what was on the horizon. The only thing he knew was that God made him an incredible promise and he was going to take Him up on it. “So Abram, departed as the Lord had spoken to him.” (Genesis 12:4)
Abraham’s faith for a brighter future fueled his vision. Without faith in this vision there would have been no great nation. His vision would have died in Haran. He had to believe that a nation was coming from him even though he didn’t have any children. “But Sarai was barren, she had no child,” (Genesis 11:30). He had to trust God that the promised child would come from Sarah even though she was well passed the birthing age. God changed her name to Sarah to emphasize that she would be a mother of nations.
So Abraham decided to believe God and move towards his promised future that would bless generations after him. He believed not because he could see how things were going to turn out or that he could see the land with his physical eyes. He believed because the God of all creation made him a promise.
Open your ears, mind and heart to the sound of your vision. It may be a faint sound smothered by life’s circumstances, but it’s still playing. Your past mistakes may try to resurface to drown out your future progress, but the beat of your vision can still be heard in the background. People may tell you what you can and what you should do, but you tell them you are going to follow the sound of your vision.
You have to have faith that the future God promised you can come to pass in spite of everything that is happening around you. You can start today by taken the necessary steps that will prepare you and your family for your promised future.
Make a commitment today to see your promised future fulfilled. Even through the difficulty and hardships of life you have to see the greater possibilities that lie ahead. I believe once you place your future in God’s hand everything you need to live it out will eventually fall into place. You don’t have to live a life full of anxiety and fear. You don’t have to exhaust yourself worrying about what others might think or say.
Your future is in God’s hands. If you can see your promised future according to His plan success is definitely possible. Are you ready to see what others can’t see? Are you ready to have what others don’t have? Are you ready to do what others won’t do?
God promised to bless Abraham and make him great, but there was one condition. He had to obey His directions. This meant he had to leave his home, friends and family to travel to a new land that was only a promise. Abraham obeyed, walking away from everything he knew for a promise that he couldn’t physically see or grasp. God may require you to leave possessions, positions, places and people of comfort and stretch your faith. Please don’t let the comfort and security of your present position make you miss out on your promised future.
It is time to see your future as God does. Don’t look at your future through the lens of others or your own finite thinking because you will limit the power of God operating through your vision. Don’t look at your future through the lens of your current situation or circumstances because they are only temporary. You have to look at your future through the lens of God’s Word.
When you look at your future through the lens of God’s Word the impossible becomes possible. The unreachable becomes reachable. The conquered becomes the conqueror. See your future and live as God sees and watch your vision come to pass.
“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood… I have a dream.” Martin Luther King Jr. “I have a dream”