Futurity of Decisions

Futurity of Decisions
March 30, 2010 Neil Kennedy

The decisions you make today are seeds for a determined future. It is a fact — an established precept — that you will reap what you have sown. Decisions work just like a seed works. It produces after its own kind (Genesis 1:11).

A fantasy is expecting a future that you’ve not sown a seed for. Solomon said, “Whoever sows seed will have abundance in his future, but whoever chases fantasies will have nothing.” (Proverbs 28:19)

There is futurity of decisions. Yesterday’s decisions determined today; today’s decisions determine your tomorrow. Decisions that may seem inconsequential at the time have enormous impact in latter days.

Growing up in Oklahoma, I became familiar with a horse futurity. A futurity is a race for two-year old competitors that are nominated before they are born. The horses are chosen based upon the genetics of their parents. The decision of the future is not based upon the present but it is based upon the past.

3 Keys to Making Wise Decisions for Your Future

1. Look at the past.
Ask former generations about the decisions that they’ve made. You may not have a father to teach you life lessons but you can still gain knowledge by reading biographies. Those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat the foolishness of it.

2. Observe the present.
Stay up to date with present circumstances, conditions, and culture. Know what is going on. However, don’t get caught up in the hype. Discern the times. Don’t trust the media. Most of their stories are biased and are propaganda for their own agenda. Look beyond the headlines.

3. Expect a future.
Though your beginning may seem small, your future will be large. Don’t despise small beginnings. When you make right decisions you will have an anticipated hope for what is coming.

1 Comment

  1. Dusty Rhodes 13 years ago

    Years ago, when I was setting out to “find my fortune” I packed all my worldly possessions in my car and set out. Not far from my small hometown there was a fork in the road. One road led to Tulsa, OK and the other to Oklahoma City. Unable to decide which road to take, I stopped the car and flipped a quarter, saying “Heads I turn right – tails I turn left”.
    I have often wondered how differently my life would have turned out had the quarter come up tails rather than heads. Yes, foolish, seemingly insignificant decisions make life-changing differences in our lives.

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