Take action to create your future . We must understand that our actions create history. James Sire wrote, “God created the cosmos as a uniformity of cause and effect in an open system. . . . God is constantly involved in the unfolding pattern of the ongoing operation of the universe. And so are we as human beings! . . . If the universe were not orderly, our decisions would have no effect. If the course of events were determined, our decisions would have no significance.”
Darrow Miller said, “God has given us the unfathomable privilege of being co-creators with Him. Man, made in God’s image, is given the awesome task of bringing forth all the potential of creation . . . history is open, also; God, angels, and men can intervene to change its course.” It’s no wonder then that cultures rooted in this ethic believe that life can get better, that progress is possible in the material world. These types of societies not only have hope for the future, but also reflect a sense of ambition, action, discovery, and optimism. They act to make history better. Though we are predestined, we have the ability to make choices that determine whether or not our destinies will unfold as God has intended. Do not sit around and wait for history to happen to you. While we know the end of the story for the universe, we don’t know what our role will be in it. Do not live as if your actions have no impact. Be an actor, not a victim.