Do you know what you want out of life?
I am someone who likes a plan. It doesn’t matter if that plan is going to take place next week or next year, I want some direction. when I don’t have that direction I feel like I am lost in a fog of confusion.
In the church we call that a mission or vision. If an church, individual, or family unit does not have a mission or a vision of what they want or who they are. Many latch on to something as if it’s the solution to all their problems. For a church that might be the current pastor or another pastor, for an individual it might be a relationship or an organization, and for a family unity it might be one another or something that is destructive. We just don’t seem to know what we want.
Maybe you’re a bit like this yourself. If so, I want to encourage you to get back in touch with your dreams, but do so in a very focused way. You see, you can’t achieve your goals if you don’t know what they are. You can’t even set goals, if you don’t have any dreams for yourself or your future.
So ask yourself, what would you like the end-results, the outcome, to be for yourself by the end of the year? What do you think your New Year’s resolutions will be? Where do you see yourself this time next year? What will you hear? What will you feel?
The people of Jerusalem knew what they wanted, they wanted a king. They wanted Jesus and they celebrated his name. Little did they know that only a week later things changed completely. We may feel like that sometimes, things seem to be going so well and then things change quickly and we feel like there is no hope. Or we may feel like we are headed down a path of no return and then things change and we could not be happier.
Either way it is important to know that no matter what our situation may be God is there with us. God is there helping us along the way.
THE PRAYER: Lord Jesus, Thank you for being there for us even when we do not know what we want in life. Thank you for being there in the good times and the bad. Amen.