I just saw a Facebook post from a lady who claims to be able to tell the future. And she had some predictions about the current political races. Well, I’m not a psychic, fortune teller or prophet but I can predict your future with an amazing degree of accuracy. I can’t see into your mind and I don’t need to know your history, your degrees or your family.
All I need to do is spend a day with you and:
- Listen to what you say
- Watch what you do
One of our 48 Days Coaches just had a conversation with an old friend of his who predicted what his day would hold — as they parted the friend said: “I’d better go see who won’t hire me today.”
What do you think he will experience in the workplace? His expectations that we are in a slow economy, everyone is waiting to see how the political process plays out and no companies are hiring will be confirmed by the words he is speaking in advance.
I ran into a guy in Best Buy who said he had downloaded my 48 Low-Cost Business Ideas. Then he added, “But I’m a technology guy so none of those would work for me.” That list links to another 1000 ideas, but he’s absolutely right. None of those will work for him.
The Bible is clear about the power of our words. Check this out from The Message: “It only takes a spark, remember, to set off a forest fire. A careless or wrongly placed word out of your mouth can do that. By our speech we can ruin the world, turn harmony to chaos, throw mud on a reputation, send the whole world up in smoke and go up in smoke with it, smoke right from the pit of hell.” James 3:4-6
Your life five years from now will not be determined by the economy, the people in the White House, your education, luck, the lottery or your astrological sign.
It will be determined by your words and your actions today. What kind of future are you creating?