Walking out our future
Jesus commissioned his disciples. He had a plan and purpose for their future that would impact the world. (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:42-47)
Whenever Jesus calls, He purposes.
That’s because the very nature of Jesus is prophetic and has an eternal plan!
We have a future because Jesus has already changed our past. Our response to His Grace is our in-the-moment lifestyle choices.
The Jesus of our Past
He has healed
He has saved
He has made us more than conquerors
He has restored our authority
He has declared us victorious, holy, and righteous.
Ephesians 1:3 NLT
“Every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm has already been lavished upon us as a love gift from our wonderful heavenly Father, the Father of our Lord Jesus—all because he sees us wrapped into Christ. This is why we celebrate him with all our hearts!”
Everything God is going to do for us has already been done in us!
Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Our past is defined by our current moment. The future is defined by our past.
We have to choose Jesus in our moments to activate that which he has already done to become the reality of our future!
Fear of our future gets us to do crazy things in the moment. And because we do crazy things in the moment, our past becomes crazy. And with a messed up past, the fear of the future turns more and more moments into craziness.
The Three Acids That Destroy Faith and Stir Up Ungodly Fear
Acid of our own thoughts
Acid of our others thoughts
Acid of the world (Rob steal destroy)
The Fear Spiral vs Godly Fear
1. Fear of failure
Jesus gives you a new purpose and community.
Matthew 16:17-19 TPT
Jesus replied, “You are favored and privileged Simeon, son of Jonah! For you didn’t discover this on your own, but my Father in heaven has supernaturally revealed it to you. I give you the name Peter, a stone . And this rock will be the bedrock foundation on which I will build my church— my legislative assembly , and the power of death will not be able to overpower it! I will give you the keys of heaven’s kingdom realm to forbid on earth that which is forbidden in heaven, and to release on earth that which is released in heaven.”
2. Fear of other people’s opinions
God gives you a new name.
Isaiah 62:2 NLT
The nations will see your righteousness. World leaders will be blinded by your glory. And you will be given a new name by the Lord’s own mouth.
3. Fear of loss. (Phil 3:13-14)
God gives you a new future.
Philippians 3:14 TPT
I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus.
Placing faith in the Jesus of the past (in the moment) changes our purpose, our reputation, and our future.
That makes Jesus in our current moment pivotal for a better future. He removes the fears created by the regrets of our past and the reputation of our failures.
Choosing today what Jesus did in our past will remove the fear of tomorrow.
1. We choose to forgive – past, present, and future.
The greatest moment is when you can forgive. Unforgiveness hurts you!
Hebrews 12:15 TPT
Watch over each other to make sure that no one misses the revelation of God’s grace. And make sure no one lives with a root of bitterness sprouting within them which will only cause trouble and poison the hearts of many.
Grace – Being willing to forgive even before it is needed.
2. Be a peacemaker
Apologize to those whom you have hurt- attitudes and actions. Don’t make excuses.
Matthew 5:9 TPT
How joyful you are when you make peace! For then you will be recognized as a true child of God.
3. Get past your personal failures
Failure is not a person but an event!
Philippians 3:13 TPT
I don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this; however, I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead.
Choosing God in the moment is Godly fear. A fear that displaces natural, debilitating fear.
Fear of what our frail expectation has in the unseen future.
Faith is an assurance of hope for the unseen future.(Hebrews 11:1)
Walking out our future
In The Moment Decisions that Change your Future
- Your sins are not greater than grace
- You are not what you have done
- Changing your future is happening right now.