Can you really “own tomorrow”
An Australian investment company promises that you can, but how can they be sure?
I was in the city the other day and saw the ad on the bus; “Own Tomorrow, AMP”. How good would that be, to own tomorrow! To have enough money stored up to guarantee that you can make all your “tomorrows” whatever you want them to be. Checking out the ad on YouTube, the possibilities are endless. You could collect expensive cars, stay in 5 star hotels, purchase front row seats to anything and everything, and go anywhere you like, whenever you like. Basically, you can do whatever you want with your tomorrow. You “own” it.
Wow! Where do I sign up? AMP, here I came. This is the dream, right? And all I have to do to reach my dream is to invest in AMP. Easy!
But hang on. Can I really own tomorrow? Check out James 4:13-17;
"Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil. Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins."
God says that we are mistaken if we think we can “own tomorrow”. More than that, God says that we are arrogant if we think we can “own tomorrow”. We are just a “mist”. Here one minute, gone the next. We are never really in control. The Lord God is the one who is in control, who “own tomorrow”.
So the wisest investment you can make is to trust your “tomorrows” to God. You need to repent and believe in Jesus. You need to seek first God’s kingdom and his righteousness and not worry about tomorrow (Matthew 6:33-34). You need to store up treasures in heaven and not treasures on earth (Matthew 6:19-21).
You may not invest in AMP, but you can still think that you are ultimately in control of your life and that you have your “tomorrows” under control. But is that right? Do you really know what tomorrow will bring? Can you really control the future? Can all the money in the world really protect and save you from all that might come your way?
Can you really own tomorrow?
Why not invest your life with the God who does!