What’s Ahead

As I was about to go to sleep last night, the quote in the pic above drifted into my mind.  Not sure why, or how, or where from, but I felt like I should share it today.

So, whoever you are… wherever you’re at… know this… Your best days are still in front of you… IF you make sure they are.  Quit living as if what has happened to you in the past will always be what people remember about you.  Set aside the thought that your past actions will always determine what you are or can do.

Face forward.  Make plans for a brighter future.  Determine that what you do today will outshine anything you’ve done previously.  And then press toward making what you do tomorrow make today pale in comparison.

I plan to live long, and go out strong.  My glory days haven’t happened yet.  My childhood was great.  I had some terrific teenage years.  I loved my time in college.  The early years of our marriage and ministry were wonderful.  But right now, I’m having the time of my life.  And yet I wholeheartedly believe no one- except God, because He knows the future- has seen my best yet!

I plan to be a better husband and dad!  I plan to preach better messages!  I plan to write better books and blog posts!  I plan to learn new tips and tricks to be better at fixing and building things!  I plan to catch more fish!  I say, “Look out world, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!”

What about you?  Which glory days of the past do you need to set aside so that you can look ahead to bigger, brighter glory days?  Is it your high school football stats?  Is it your raises and promotions when you were working?  Is it the health and fitness of your twenties?

Whether you have a week, a month, a year, a decade, or most of your life still ahead of you… determine today that what people will remember most about you, what they will say were your greatest moments, are those that are yet to come!


Author: Allen Chapin

- Christian, husband, dad, friend, leader, author and speaker - Life Purpose = Love & Encourage, Offering Grace & Hope - Life Motto = Living for the applause of nail-scarred hands - Life Verse = Matthew 25:21

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