04 August 2017

Eight Ball Answers ~ Cannot Predict Now

Greetings Dear Reader,

We complain that the weather report on the news is always wrong and yet it is the most watched part of the news.  Except during times of crisis the weather gets the most air time.  There is even an entire channel for weather.

We love predictions.  We want to know what is going to happen.  We desire to know the future as long as it is favorable.  Many have spent fortunes trying to find out the future.  Charlatans and the sincere will tell you what the future holds.

The honest answer is that we cannot predict the future with accuracy.  All we have to do in order to get a clear understanding of this is reference technology.  Bill Gates told us, “The past teaches us that the present is very poor at predicting the future of technology.”  We are supposed to be a paperless society.  We are supposed to only have to speak to our computers.  Where is my hoverboard?  Where is my flying car?

We are poor predictors of what is to come.  We are also poor at managing ourselves when we know what is coming.  If we do not like the prognostication we look for ways to mitigate it.  We search to change the future to our liking.  Worse, we sometimes resign our lives to futures that could be diverted with a little effort.

When we get an answer that says that the future is unclear we need to understand that we are not necessarily meant to know.  I know that the more I know about the future the more likely I am to mess it up.  Not knowing can be frightening.  It can be daunting.  It is also yet another opportunity for me to have, walk in, and increase my faith. 

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”

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