Why are we not able to accurately see into our future…through God, through psychics, tea leaves, or tarot?
For an excellent reason. We would not be able to correctly interpret what we saw if we did have that capability. Here’s how I realized that fact so profoundly.
In 1970, when I was living in Clearwater, Florida, raising my two young children and married to a man I didn’t love, I might have asked for a peek into the future… perhaps way up in 2011. The vision would have shown me in my seventies, still living in the same city; taking care of my disabled adult son, in a house bought by my deceased husband. I would have even seen myself driving his yellow pickup truck. What would be my natural conclusion after seeing that perfectly accurate vision?
Surely, I would assume that I had never left the man; that I had never become my own person and roamed the world; that I’d not lived in many cities of America and around world. Naturally, I’d believe that I had never taken that great leap into the unknown and won freedom from my marriage.
Perhaps, that impression would have killed the courage building up inside of me to take things into my own hands and to begin again. Then, thinking it was in the cards to stay where I was, I’d do nothing about my own emancipation, and would thus, change the course of my own history. What damage would have been done by that one peek into my future? Untold damage!
So, we must never want to know these things before they reveal themselves in their own good time.
Another thing that we should do, if we’re really smart about it: Don’t ever ask God for something specific! Sure, you might get it. But, what if He had something bigger in mind for you? Something much more wonderful than your earthbound and limited imagination could foresee? Now that you have sent up a specific prayer, He might grant that and put the wonderful and special future back on the shelf. You would never know what you had missed, just because of your impatience.
I always say to Him: “Surprise me, My Love!” And He does. All the time!