This quote got me thinking: “The consequences of today are determined by the actions of the past. To change your future, alter your decisions today” – Anonymous. This is one of those quotes that is simple and deep at the same time.
Throughout my life, people have talk to me about their issues. Many times their problems are haphazard, but often they are self-inflicted. People seem to forget that they directly influence how their lives will play out. For example, if you smoke, your life will be shorter. If you spend more than you make, you will go broke. If you eat a lot of unhealthy food, you will become overweight. Our future is determined by the actions we take today. Therefore, if we want to have a better future, we need to make better choices today.
This same principle applies to our spiritual futures as well. If we want to improve our spiritual future, we need to make the right spiritual decisions today. The best decision a person can make spiritually is to follow God words in Scripture (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Matthew 6:33; Luke 9:23; Proverbs 3:5-6). When we obey His commands, we know the result is salvation and a blissful life in heaven (1 Peter 3:21; Matthew 7:21-23).
How is your spiritual life right now? What does your spiritual future look like? May our goal always be similar to Psalm 119:105, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Choosing to follow God’s word will lead to a wonderful future in heaven. Rephrasing the beginning quote, “To change your spiritual future, alter your spiritual decisions today.” Are there changes that need to be made?