I used to LOVE That’s So Raven! when I was in high school. I know I know I was too old to be watching a Disney Channel show but I still loved it. If you’ve never seen it, I’ll let you know that Raven is a psychic and she’s a teenager she would get these visions and she would stare off into space and she would see situation playing out. After seeing the vision she would make a disguise and figure out what she could do to prevent the situation from happening. Every time though, she would find out it only happened because she tried to prevent it. The visions that she was seeing were actually a result of her intervening when there really wasn’t a problem to begin with. It was hilarious every time because they end the same way time after time with the same lesson. If she didn’t try to prevent what she saw, the vision wouldn’t have manifested.
I thought about this today because I am a visionary of sorts. I see things and I imagine them and then after a while I just start dwelling on them and then if it is really interesting I talk about it all the time. I dream about the different things, I talk with all my friends or whoever’s around me, and I just keep building a scenario as I go along. Most of the time the scenarios are super far-fetched but to me they seem real. A lot of times, they end up coming into fruition. And when that happens I always think I definitely saw that coming. But when I think about Raven I start to wonder how many things in my life are a direct result of me saying them, thinking them and creating the scenario? How many things would not have come true had I not been speaking it, dreaming it, thinking it for days, months or years?
Raven was often the cause of her own turmoil. She could’ve had regular days as a teenager if she had a been comfortable seeing her visions but not acting on them. If she was able to see the future and just let it play out, she would’ve found out that things would’ve happened differently for her, but she wanted to change it so she intervened by using the insight that she had.
How many times do we use the information that we have to change our destinies believing that it’s making the future better, but in actuality we’re only causing ourselves unnecessary heartache?
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (Matthew 6:34 ESV)
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