“All these people earned a good reputation because of their faith, yet none of them received all that God had promised.”
It is hard to see the bigger picture when we are nose down to the grind, but it’s really important that we do our best to keep our minds open to what the bigger picture is trying to show us about where we fit in or what might happen next. No one has the perfect prediction, but it should be clear to all of us by now that there is always change afoot. I was asked, “What should I be studying now to be ready for the future?”. That is a loaded question that doesn’t have any one correct answer. What we should ask is rather, “What are the collections of skills and experiences that we need to be having and learning to give us the greatest flexibility for the future?”
I read this from Darena Williamson, “Many Biblical heroes did not receive what they had hoped for or what had been promised to them this side of eternity”. Yet, we see them today as heroes of our faith. Why? Because of their faith. Their faith was so strong that they could trust and believe in the bigger picture that had everything coming together in an eternity that they couldn’t likely even imagine. Through them we get a model of how to live into God’s bigger picture and putting today into a broader perspective.
Reference: Hebrews 11:39 (New Living Translation)