I think about a special someone often. I care deeply about her. I want her to do well in life and be set up for success. She’s kind and funny and warm and (hopefully) more wise, stable, and adventurous than me!
I’m thinking about Future Kelly.
I know that all my decisions affect my future self and I take that seriously. I want Future Kelly to be set up for success. I want my hard work and efforts to pay off. I think about my future self when I contribute to my 401K. And when I say no to a second serving of dessert. And when I push myself during a work out. And when I invest in relationships that matter. And especially when I think eternally.
Future Kelly benefits from me eating vegetables, having a healthy cardiovascular system, and a growing nest egg, but what she really needs is an eternal perspective. More than healthy eating and wise investments on this side of Heaven, she will benefit from eating the bread of life and investing in eternal matters. I care about Future Kelly and I want to focus on the things that will be important to her.
Matthew 6: 19-20
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust[e] destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
How are you valuing your future self?