Craig McAdams
James 4
Recharge:  Future – Planning For TomorrowJames 4:13-17

Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil. 17 Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.

2 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE:

1.      I am in COMPLETE CONTROL.           vs.13-15

2.      I am ACCOUNTABLE to NO ONE        vs.16

2 PROPOSITIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE:

1.      Plan with the PURPOSES of God in mind

·  START with PRAYER                      Psalm 25:4-5

·  SEEK Godly ADVICE                      Prov. 15:22

·  SET your PRIORITIES                    Psalm 1:1-3

2.      Plan with the PRESENCE of God in mind

·  THINK BIG                                   Ephesians 3:20

·  TRUST COMPLETELY                     Psalm 37:23-24