trust fund baby: Person who is living the life of leisure off of someone else's money, hopefully in an effort to be somewhat of a productive member of society.
No, I am not Webster, but the above is my definition of a TFB, the Trust Fund Baby. I don't know how many times in the past few years that I've said I wouldn't mind being a Trust Fund Baby. No, I'm not obsessed with material things, mainly I just think it would be cool to not have to work (at all) so I could have more time to devote to ministry and of course, I have to admit, play more golf. :) Actually, my comments about being a TFB were most likely spurred on by the fact that I belong to a golf club where a lot of wealthy people belong. I believe that my husband and I are at the bottom end of the "food chain" there and as I see how many women don't work at all and play tons of golf, I dream my little dream of living the same non-working life, but substituting volunteer work for God's kingdom in place of much of the golf. Therefore, I think I'd be a good TFB. I know I wouldn't be bored and would probably be quite the socialite, as long as my friends didn't make me go shopping. Lunch I can do, shopping is another story.
But I'm not just writing about this to confess my secret desire to the world. Did you realize that we Christians are TFB's? We are heirs to all of the riches of heaven through our relationship with Christ. I don't believe that we focus enough on our future home as Christians because we are too caught up in all of the goings on down here. God has big plans for each of us, both down here on earth and for our future in heaven. He says so in His word:
"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." (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)
In context, Jeremiah is speaking the words of God to Israel, telling them that they will have a future after their exile; that they will be brought back together as a people. Applying that to our lives, we know that by God's good nature, He has the same thoughts toward you and me. He wants the best for us, now and in eternity. Friends, if you are in the midst of turmoil or uncertainty, trust in God's love for you and the truth of His sovereignty. God is in control of everything and He has great plans for you!
Going farther into the future is where we can really see how we Christians are Trust Fund Babies. Jesus said that there are mansions prepared for us in heaven (John 14:1:3). We will all have our big house someday! Remember that we are children of the King of heaven and earth. The bible says the he who overcomes shall inherit all things (Rev 21:7).The new heaven, new earth and new Jerusalem will be more beautiful than anything we can ever imagine.
But to me, the greatest treasure of all is not all of the material things and the beauty in heaven we will see, it is the treasure of finally being where God intended us to be. With Him. Without Sin. Without sadness or tears. He makes all things new. I can't wait to be there.
1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth wre passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for here husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.