While we look ahead to what lies ahead, and while we express our deep longing and yearnings for the expected beauty of the future, we must not forget the beauty and the ugliness of the past and the present.
Without any gainsaying, the future seems to an extent to be a union and a fusion of the past and the present. Without the past and the present, the future is impossible. We talk and dream about the future because of the existence of the past and the present.
The question is:
Can there be a future without a past and the present?
The answer is NO.
No future can stand and exist on its own without the past and the present.
Our yearnings for the future are always due to the ugliness of the past and the ashes of the present which invariably drive us to dream about a glorious future.
The existence of the past and the present is not just coincidental and accidental. The existence of the past and the presence is strictly to mould or the mar the future. The past and the present have a means of determining the realities of the future.
The past can be forgotten if we choose to but oftentimes than none, the impact of the past in determining our fate in the present is enormous which ends up having a mark on the future in one way or the other.
The past has a subtle means of meeting up with the present with accompany salient questions being asked in form of queries within a particular space of time in the present and the present will end up becoming the past in the future. This made the past to be a reflection and the revelation of what the future will look like. This made the future to be subjected to the realities of the past.
In accordance to what is chronicled on the pages of the scripture:
“Do not be deceived; God is not mocked;
For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap”—-Galatians 6 verse 7.
We speak and enforce good into our future when we try our best in doing good in the past. We sow evil into our future when we spend our lifetime fanning the amber of evil in the past.
What goes around comes around.
The realities of the future are real but they are subjected to what is obtainable in the past to a large extent.
Good in the past always culminate to blessings in the future which is known to a large extent as TRANS-GENERATIONAL BLESSINGS while evil in the past always command, entrenches and attracts curses in the future which is simply described as TRANS-GENERATIONAL CURSES.
The question is:
Which one do you prefer?
Transgenerational blessings or Transgenerational curses.
It all depends on you.
The first demand good works with the help of the grace of God while the latter demand evil by going against the commandment of God.
“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessings and cursing:therefore choose life that both thou and thy seed may live”—Deuteronomy 30 verse 19 (KJV).
Remember the law of Karma which is equal to Newton’s Law of ‘every action must have a reaction. When we think or act we imitate a force that will react acordingly.This returning force maybe modified, changed or suspended, but most people will not be able to eradicate.
“If you give a good thing to the world,
then over time your karma will be good, and you’ll receive good”—-Russell Simmons.
“There is a natural law of karma that vindictive people, who go out of their way to hurt other will end up broke and alone”–Sylvester Stallone.
“Karma moves in two directions. If we act virtuously,the seed we plant will result in happiness. If we act non-virtuously suffering results”—Sakyong Mipham.