If you are the son or daughter of a millionaire, you generally spend very little time planning for the future. Instead, you simply allow the future to unfold. You watch every day come and go, and you think very little about how it affects you. However, in the kingdom of God, planning for the future is a major prerequisite. Your future does not simply unfold, unless you participate in unfolding it.
Yesterday, I decided that I would take charge of my future. I want the future that God designed, not the one that happens by chance. I want to know who God expects me to become, so that I can arrive there intact. I want to see the future unfolding, just as it was planned. Most importantly, I want to see eternity. I want to enter through its gates full of hope, not trepidation, full of laughter, full of joy. I want to know eternity.