God is present-future. He says “I know the plans I have got for you. For your welfare, not for your calamity, to give you a future and a hope.” He seeks to create a straight path from your current present life with Him to the future that He has got planned for you. Walking with the Spirit means getting rid of the baggage, because your baggage is always packed by somebody else!
(from Uncommon Love) Graham Cooke