Do you know that your negative or positive future can be determined by how you see the present? In the Old Testament, there was an Israelite woman who was about to give birth. She had just heard that the Ark of the Covenant which housed Godâ€™s presence had been stolen. She was so upset about it that she named her baby boy Ichabod, which means â€œthe glory has departed.â€
Notice what this woman did; she named her future by what was happening in her present. She could have just as easily named him â€œthe glory will return,â€ but she was so focused on the negative, so caught up in where she was at that moment, that she defined her future by it. Donâ€™t ever name your future by your present-day circumstances. You may have had some hard times in the past, but get that â€œIchabodâ€ spirit off of you.
Today, it may look like youâ€™re stuck in a rut, and you donâ€™t really see how you could ever rise any higher, but donâ€™t speak defeat over your life. Instead, name your future: blessed, prosperous, successful, victorious, healthy, whole, strong, talented, creative, wise. Declare what Godâ€™s Word says, so that you can move forward in the destiny He has prepared for you!
â€œYou will also declare a thing, and it will be established…â€ (JobÂ 22:28, NKJV)Â
Yahweh, thank You for the blessed future that You have prepared for me. Father, today I choose to come into agreement with Your Word, and speak Your blessing over my life. God, keep me close to You and show me Your ways, in Christâ€™s Name! Amen.Â Â