Everywhere we go people are driving from one place to another with a goal of reaching the end in mind. Whether it’s going to work, school, shopping or even something else, to get into a car without knowing where you want to end up is pointless.
Paul wrote in a letter to the Philippians saying, “I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.” Philippians 3:12-14 (MSG)
Paul had his mind made up; he knew where he was going.
How many times have you found yourself looking around on the road thinking
Where am I?
You know where you want to go, but have no idea as to how you are going to get there.
I remember one time when I was driving to a church out in Lansdale, PA. I had the directions in my hand and I was following them intently. However, after several miles of driving on the same road, I began to question the legitimacy of the directions I was holding. At the next light, I questioned whether I should make a U-turn. The light ended up turning green so I had no choice but to go straight. After many more miles of driving straight, I finally reached the road that I was supposed to turn on. It was such a relief.
Now back to my question earlier, how many times have you found yourself looking around on the road thinking “Where am I”? Eventually it gets to the point where you question the source of your directions. Spiritually speaking, many times I have found myself wondering “Is this where God is leading me?” Sometimes I strongly felt like it wasn’t and that I should make a “U-turn” from where the directions God had given me were leading me. When it gets to the point of questioning God just remember who got you that far to begin with.
No matter what you are doing, something is driving you. I sure hope it’s not some easy going lifestyle causing you to not have a care in the world. Paul was driven by Jesus to do magnificent things in the ministry all to share God’s love. He told us that he does not have it all figured out but he is on his way there. God was his road map. God was his directions. Jesus’ love drove him.
Are you ready to