What are you doing to prepare for the future?

By Hope
@1hopefulman (28383)
Canada
July 7, 2016 4:27pm CST
What are you doing to prepare for the future? Let's say you wake up one morning and you are told that the currency has been devalued and is practically useless. Have you done anything to prepare for that? Let's say there is a fire or some other disaster and everything you own has been destroyed. Have you done anything to prepare for that? Do you have anything on this topic that you can share with us? How are you preparing for the future? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- One thing I have done is, I have been as kind and caring with everyone that I have met and dealt with. I think that is good preparation for all eventualities. I have also used my life in service to God and his son Christ Jesus and I thing that too counts for something. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * Proverbs 22:3 New International Version (NIV) 3 The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. * Luke 16:1-9 New International Version (NIV) The Parable of the Shrewd Manager 16 Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. 2 So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.’ 3 “The manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do now? My master is taking away my job. I’m not strong enough to dig, and I’m ashamed to beg— 4 I know what I’ll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.’ 5 “So he called in each one of his master’s debtors. He asked the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ 6 “‘Nine hundred gallons of olive oil,’ he replied. “The manager told him, ‘Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it four hundred and fifty.’ 7 “Then he asked the second, ‘And how much do you owe?’ “‘A thousand bushels of wheat,’ he replied. “He told him, ‘Take your bill and make it eight hundred.’ 8 “The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light. 9 I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Picture credit: Pixabay ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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• United States
7 Jul 16
Well good questions AND as far as currency it has been fluctuating in value for decades, keen on the barter system in skills or goods, and prepare not for a bad inevitable but nurture a mindset cajoling eternal satisfaction
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@1hopefulman (28383)
• Canada
11 Jul 16
We can't prepare for all things but we can prepare for some possibilities like getting insurance in case of fire, etc.
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• United States
11 Jul 16
@1hopefulman I believe we can plan for all things, we do have control over what goes in our bodies and what goes out . . . a healthy body= a healthy mind
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@1hopefulman (28383)
• Canada
13 Jul 16
@enlightenedpsych2 We can prepare for many things but not all things like the train crash that happened in Italy. As far as what we put in our body we can plan for much but not all as we are all different and sometimes we develop allergies and what works for one does not work for others. But I agree that there is much we can do.
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@peavey (16587)
• United States
8 Jul 16
I think that being kind to others will pay back, as will trusting in God. He will see us through in amazing ways, some of which I have experienced. Other than that, knowledge is the one thing that will sustain us in any situation. Know your wild foods, learn how to make and make do, understand your body and what it needs, memorize scripture and facts so you will have them when you need them.
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@1hopefulman (28383)
• Canada
11 Jul 16
Good ideas! I like the one about wild foods. Dandelion roots are available all year round and practically anywhere.
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@1hopefulman (28383)
• Canada
13 Jul 16
@amadeo (65694)
• United States
7 Jul 16
My future has pass my man.I am looking at beyond
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• United States
7 Jul 16
Now that is wise @amadeo thinking
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@1hopefulman (28383)
• Canada
9 Jul 16
Isn't the beyond in the future?
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@Shiva49 (12972)
• Singapore
8 Jul 16
I have never forgotten the struggles I went through in my life. Everyday is a challenge for me still though I enjoy the moments too. I have realized from personal experience happiness need not be associated with wealth. So enjoy the moments and be thankful for the blessings is my credo These should serve me well, I hope - siva
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@1hopefulman (28383)
• Canada
9 Jul 16
Yes, wealth is not a an important key to happiness. However, while I might enjoy the moment, I am also concerned with enjoying each tomorrow too and therefore I think of and prepare for the best tomorrow possible.
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@sol_cee (15415)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
8 Jul 16
The future is unpredictable. No matter how ready a person is, fate has it's own way of making one's life go upside down in just one snap of a finger.
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@1hopefulman (28383)
• Canada
11 Jul 16
True! Still, some preparation can be done, like having insurance, having some savings, etc.
• Philippines
7 Jul 16
In preparing for my future, I am giving all my best in my studies as a student to be able to reach the goals I wanted to aim. Another, become an optimistic in life. :)
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@1hopefulman (28383)
• Canada
11 Jul 16
Very wise!
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@buenavida (8009)
• Sweden
9 Jul 16
I have some insurances, and they may help in many cases. But the safest insurance is to be friends with God, He is able to restore even our life, if we lose it. In the future he will let all who obey him live for ever. The earth will be a wonderful place, just as he planned in the beginning.
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@1hopefulman (28383)
• Canada
11 Jul 16
Very wise!
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@cherigucchi (4767)
• Philippines
7 Jul 16
I prepare for my kids' future.
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@1hopefulman (28383)
• Canada
11 Jul 16
Great!
• United States
29 Jul 16
Continually take in accurate knowledge from the Bible so as to please my Creator and God because I believe this world is on the brink of great unprecedented changes by means of God'sGod's heavenly based Kingdom/Government to the benefit of obedient mankind.