This week is the beginning of March Madness – which means it’s time for me to engage in some brilliant bracketology. Of course, like 99.9 percent of people who follow the NCAA basketball tournament, my bracket will be busted the first day. A professor at DePaul University puts the odds of creating the perfect bracket at about 1 in 128 billion. Others suggest the odds are much worse than that.
March Madness is one more reminder that we don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. We can’t see the future. But we can do things now that will have a positive influence on what happens next.
One suggestion might be to turn off the TV, put down your bracket, and start communicating with your family. Another might be to get outside in the sunshine and take a walk. There’s lots of things you can do to improve things for your “future self.” But let me suggest making your faith and spiritual growth a priority. It will not only impact your life now – but eternally!
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” (Jer. 29:11)