How Do You Have A Good Forever?

When young people dream, they dream about having a good, happy life. This is completely normal and exactly what they should do.

As I talk with people about to be married, they all talk about being “happy.” This, too, is normal. We all want to be happy and fulfilled in life.

And, of course, all of us want to have a good life.

While we can’t control much of life, there are things you can do to have a “good forever.”

First, have a good today. You can’t have a good forever without a good today. Recently I read a quick blub about this. The article said something like this, “the only way you can have a good life or future is to have a good today.” While that statement isn’t rocket science, it certainly is filled with wisdom. When I make today the best it can be, I set the stage for tomorrow and all of my tomorrows to be better as well.

So much of my today depends on my attitude. Am I prayerful and dependent on God? Am I looking for people to bless? Do I have a positive attitude?

All of these things help me have a good day which in turns helps me have a good forever.

Second, think about the future. What do you want your life to look like? How do you want it to play out?

Whatever that is, start doing it today. Doing today what you want tomorrow and your future to be like will help give you a “good forever.”

Finally, plan to live for God today. We can never have a good today, tomorrow, or forever without a close relationship with God through Christ.

This is what I find. When I give God my day, I have good days. When I keep them for myself, they tend to be not so good.

I pray you would have a good day today. Martha has a sign that says, “Today is a good day for a good day.”

It really is.

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. — Psalm 119:18 (NIV)