I’ve been hearing a lot about the year 2012 being the end of the world. To this I say, “poppycock.” According to the Mayan calendar, on December 21, 2012 the magnetic poles are supposedly going to switch, and cause worldwide destruction. I’ve seen many predictions of world events, and even made a few myself, and all they’ve been is taking current situations and following them to a logical conclusion. It’s a process called future history, and it uses statistics, and patterns to make a prediction. While there is some degree of accuracy to it there is no true way to guarantee any prediction.
The end of the world has been predicted so many times, and none of them have come true, so my own philosophy is to live in the present, and plan for the future, for you never know what the future holds until it actually happens. I was reminded of a letter Paul had written to one of the churches. They had stopped working and planning for the future because they figured that Christ was going to return quickly, of which he didn’t do.
You can’t put your life on hold for something that might happen, if you start doing that then you will miss out on a future that could be rich, and full of meaning. Everything in life happens for a reason, and you should spend your life pursuing life instead of chasing the shadows of the future. Whose to say what you are still destined for.
As far as this end of the world thing, forget it. There is not one person in the world that can predict the end of life, and only paranoid types would even want to. Life is too precious to waste it worrying over nothing.
Challenge: Write on a piece of paper, “Live for today, learn from the past, and plan for the future.” and put it where you can see it. Every time you hear a stupid prediction about the end of the world, look at the paper and laugh, for you are living your life.