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'So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did what the Lord had commanded them. Aaron threw down his staff before Pharaoh and his officials, and it became a serpent! ' Exodus 7:10 NLT
'Then Pharaoh called in his own wise men and sorcerers, and these Egyptian magicians did the same thing with their magic. They threw down their staffs, which also became serpents! Exodus 7:11-12a NLT
Do you ever find yourself trying to predict the future?
We approach our future with one of these two attitudes: Worry or Whatever.
Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?' Matthew 6:27 & Luke 12:25 NLT
'A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.' Proverbs 6:10-11 & Proverbs 24:33-34 NLT
A new way to approach your future: With.
'For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.' Ephesians 2:10 NLT
The plan is just background compared to who God is and who you’re becoming.
How to prepare with God: Who over what and Pursue but pause.
The plan may get you going but a change of plans shouldn’t stop you.
But then Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs. ' Exodus 7:12b NLT
Q1: Are you a ‘worrier’ or a ‘whatever-er’ when it comes to your future?
Q2: If you could see the future, how do you think it would change your present?
Q3: If Moses had known exactly how God was going to use him in the future, how do you think things would have been different for Moses?
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Q4: How does this passage change the way you see or feel about your future?
Q5: Do you believe that God works for the good of those who love him? Why or why not?
Q6: What's one area of life you could choose to trust God with your future right now?