Prompt: Congrats! You’re the owner of a new time machine. The catch? It comes in two models, each traveling one way only: the past OR the future. Which do you choose, and why?
Thinking that it would be actually possible to do this; travel back in time or into the future made me think. Would I want to go back to a certain period in my life, and actually re-do it, possibly better than I did the first time around?
Maybe I could raise my children better, maybe I would choose a different job; or maybe even choose not to get married and have a less complicated life. Maybe heartaches that I’ve had at different times would just not happen. There are so many areas that I could change, knowing what my choices have brought to me.
On the other hand, if I chose to go into the future it would be exciting and maybe by doing so I could by-pass a lot of current problems. I would see how my grandchildren grew up, and whether they got married and had children of their own. I would see how the world has developed and what the results were of wars that are going on currently.
I’ve decided that I would not use this time machine at all. My life is what it is. It’s what brought me to where I am today and shaped me physically, emotionally and spiritually. With all that has taken place, I would not change a thing. I may have had times of difficulty, or times those I love have disappointed me, and most certainly times I have disappointed others but it’s all part of me…. it’s made me who I am…. who God I believe wants me to be.
As far as going into the future, I would not want to do that either. What will be will be, and I don’t want to know what lays ahead. I will take one day at a time and face the future that way and put it in the Lord’s hands.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.