With this being true, truly prophetic people should have the least amount of hurt and resentment in their lives. Truly prophetic people have no opportunity to have a victim mentality or things to regularly complain about.
This is simply because, if we really are prophetically seeing the future, preparing for it and becoming it…we are always looking forwards…and nothing bad has happened to us there yet.
It is only when the focus of our lives looks backwards that we have anything to complain about or hurts that can lead us into a victim mentality.
This is why when writing to a group of new believers in the Roman colony of Philippi (Philippians 3:14), Paul encouraged them to look forwards, and keep pressing on towards the goal. With our eyes firmly focussed forwards on a God given goal, that goal will become the clearest thing we see in our lives. When we have opportunity to discuss things in life with others, guess what we are going to bring up…that goal. We will not see opportunities to complain or “bag out” on others, we will only see an opportunity to reveal our passion for reaching the goal that God has set before us. Every discussion we have, will be a motivating force that helps to keep us on course and heading directly at that goal. In essence, many of the natural things happening in our lives, will become spiritual motivators that constantly launch us forwards in our spiritual life. The inverse is also true…if we are always looking backwards, nursing our hurts and offloading about others at every opportunity, these discussions too, will launch us…backwards, into exactly the things we are wanting to get away from.
Have you ever noticed that the windscreen in a car is much bigger than the rear view mirror? That is because we need to have the best view of where we are going, not of where we have been. Our focus determines our direction and we need to ensure that our focus is always on Jesus and the things he sets before us. We all have issues and hurts and offenses in our past, and it is very easy to get distracted and dragged back into them, but becoming a truly “prophetic” person will ensure that we are free from such painful distractions and are able to get on with preparing for and becoming all that God has designed us to be and set before us to become.
The future is bright people…let’s go!