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If I were to ask you about your life, you’d likely tell me all about yourself—where you live and work, what you have or don’t have, what you wish you had and so on. It’s easy to talk about life as it is, but what about the future? Wouldn’t it be great if you could talk about your future with the same certainty as the present?

In Genesis 13:14, God told Abram to lift up his eyes and look from the place where he was. It’s a simple instruction, but opposite of the way most people live. Instead of lifting up and looking from, most people look down...at where they are.

It’s easy to have your vision limited by what you see going on. The drama life tends to cultivate can be very distracting, demanding your constant attention. But you don’t have to live addicted to the drama. It’s possible to look beyond your current situation into the future God has for you.

How do you get from here to there? Walk by faith.

Too often we think faith is dealing with the unknown, but it really has more to do with the unseen. Your future is not unknown, it’s merely unseen. You may not know all the natural details that make up your destination, but you do know God’s plans for you are good and not evil (Jeremiah 29:11). You know He who has begun a good work in you is faithful to complete it (Philippians 1:6) and you know God gives you the victory
through your Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:57).

A Simple Step of Faith
Actually, you know more about your future than you think you do. So, it’s time to start walking. Walking by faith is simple—it’s one step at a time. Each step is preparation for the next. If you try to skip a step, you’ll lack the proper foundation for the step that follows. If you are where you are, following the leading of the Spirit, you’re there because your future needs you to be there, laying the right foundation for what’s ahead.

Often, people hear a message like this and start making advances toward their future, but the common mistake is that they start without direction, trying to see if it’s God. If that’s you: Slow down, cowboy! You don’t want to head in just any direction. You want to be on the right path—God’s path.

My wife, Sarah, and I recently spent a month before the Lord, just listening—seeking His path and direction for our lives and ministry in 2012. It’s easy to come up with cool ideas, projects and endeavors. But we can’t afford to set out on a path we charted ourselves. When I’m on my own path, then I am my own source. Psalm 65:11 says:
“You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance” (NKJV).
So, right now I’ve got my eyes up and I’m looking into my future. And in front of me I see a path that starts on Jan. 1, 2012, and goes through December.

We’re going to stay on that path—His path—all year long. We’re going to go where He says go, do what He says do and say what He says to say. We are convinced that if we take one step of faith at a time along His path, we will never run short or run out, because His path drips with abundance.

God is able to finance whatever He has called you to do, and He will. If you want to do your own thing, you’ll have to pay for it yourself. You’ll never experience God’s abundance, and the joy that comes with it, if you don’t look beyond where you’re standing.

Lift up and look from. Lift up your eyes and look from where you are into the brilliant future God has for you. He gave Abram a glimpse of his future, and He’ll do the same for you. Close your eyes and ask Him to open the eyes of your heart and show you things unseen—things eternal.

You can be confident that the mercy, grace and love of God are in your future right now—just waiting for you.

You’re going to make it. And you’re going to be all He’s called you to be. But it requires you to live and walk by faith, and living by faith is learning to see with your eyes closed.

Keep looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith. He began a good thing in you and He will see you through to the end.



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Author Biography

Jeremy Pearsons
Web site: Pearsons Ministries
 
In 2010, Jeremy and Sarah founded Pearsons Ministries International on three simple words found in Colossians 1:28: Him We Preach. Jeremy and Sarah travel full time throughout the world preaching Jesus, teaching the Word of God, and leading congregations in worship. From a rich heritage of faith, this young couple presents the Word of God with sincerity, passion, and a deep-rooted revelation of the Person of Jesus Christ. Their priority is to take the Word of God that has been preached to them by the generations that have gone before and make it available to generations that follow. “We believe there are two kinds of legacies: the one you keep and the one you leave."
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