How Christians Should Regard Issues of the Future
The question of the future is a universal query of all men. The unknown fascinates and scares the human mind. These questions while natural also can lead to dangerous routes for Christians. Obsession with the future can become a major distraction to one’s spirituality and mental health as well as spiritual dangers with the dark one.
Christian Spiritual Advisors need to guide their clients away from these distractions and darker places. On to many occasions, Christians flee to the advice of mediums or spiritualists whose talents rest in the occult. Christian Counselors need to remind their clients that these avenues are dangerous and at best are cheap tricks by Satan. The future can only come from God.
Is this to insinuate that foreseen knowledge is entirely evil? The reality is God does reveal the future in Scripture and through various prophets and mystics who are blessed with a spiritual ability. The trouble is discernment with who possesses a God driven gift from God and who utilizes the powers of Satan.
Christian Counselors, however, while acknowledging legitimate sources from God, should try to push their clients into focusing more on their present spirituality. To many times people focus on tomorrow instead of focusing on now. There certainly will be no tomorrow if one does not live the present. With this in mind, one should live day by day and while hoping for a good future, not become obsessed with it so that it damages the present. If you are interested in the Christian Counseling Certification Program, please review it.
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Mark Moran, MA