The Inner Voice
Our desires to control the future often are tied in with a desire to control the uncontrollable. No matter how hard we work, try to plan, think we are letting go, the true test of whether we have the faith in God/Universe is demonstrated in how well we can live moment to moment and have the trust that we will be guided in our choices as each present moment unfolds and becomes the future.
Our experience in trusting and seeing that we are correct to act on our instincts is what gives us the knowledge that this approach to life is real. As more and more confirmation builds up, then it is possible to know that this is how to live life. This is not a belief, but rather a path that builds itself through life's experiences. The experience is what shows us what reality truly is. The faith here is not because someone else says so or what is read about in books as much as what each individual discovers for himself along his or her own path. The path is that we do our part by protecting our energy and paying attention to our instincts, and God/Universe guides us through knowing the big picture of the lessons of what we need to learn.
As each present moment unfolds, we remain there with greater ease and do what we need to for our future enfoldment. As the big picture involves others and constantly changes, we can go fearlessly into the future knowing that our instincts will guide us each moment to our necessary next step. The present becomes the key and the future ends up being just another present moment.