“This hope [this confident assurance] we have an an anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whatever pressure bears upon it] – a safe and steadfast hope that enters within the veil [of the heavenly temple, that most Holy Place in which the very presence of God dwells].”
Hebrews 6:19 AMP
What’s next!? What is it that you are expecting, hoping for, or looking forward to in the future? Perhaps it’s longing for a relationship, an acceptance of a job or further education, or maybe just looking forward to the New Year where there are endless possibilities and new beginnings.
Hope. A sure thing. Something that will not disappoint. That is, if our Hope is in the right Thing.
Every human being I believe longs for some sort of stability, fulfillment, and security. We strive and labor after this longing until it’s somewhat met or at least a bit satisfied.
How fleeting we are. Unsatisfied in what we try and scrounge up from the world and turn to the next thing as soon as we are let down.
The endless cycle we can quickly spiral into is: “I need ____ to make me happy..”
“If I don’t get ____, I will turn to ____ for my happiness.”
“If ____ is still unfulfilling, I will try something new..”
Over and over again never getting anywhere!
God has made us for something Greater! Something more stable, something we can tangibly hold onto and rely on.
The answer: Himself.
I heard this quote a few years ago and have often reminded myself of it when I catch myself filling the void in my life with something other than what the Lord wants for me.
“The moment you’ve always waited for in fact is now.”
God tells us clearly in His Word,
“do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself…”
What’s He getting at? Live in TODAY! Today is the only moment that you are guaranteed to live in.
Today you have been given:
God intends you to tap into all of these and more that He has promised us in His Word. When we are constantly “living” in the future in our minds, we miss out on all that God wants to do in your life right NOW.
It’s good and wise to plan ahead, to prepare, to schedule, but our identity and certainly our hope cannot be left in our temporary plans.
“The mind of man plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.”
What is it that you are looking to the Lord for right now?
What is something that you are looking forward to in the future that you need to commit to the Lord?
What in your life should you start changing now instead of waiting until the New Year?
What is the Lord speaking to your heart about through the Truths of His Word?
Everyone who has tasted even a bit of God’s goodness can testify that no relationship, vehicle, food, article of clothing, dream vacation, child, or shopping spree can never bring us lasting Joy, Love, and Satisfaction that Jesus Christ brings to us through having a relationship with Him.