Proverbs 29:18, “if people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble over themselves. But when they attend to what God reveals, they are most blessed.” It was nearly 17 years ago (1994) when Microsoft branded the felt need for life purpose and direction with the term, “Where do you want to go today?”.
That question still looms for most, and it is not just today, it is the question we ponder for the long haul. Stephen Covey’s advice to start with the end in mind (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People) makes sense as we consider the end game. I recently read that over the next 5 years the world’s population will grow by about the same number as those currently living in the U.S., 300 million. However the demand for water will increase 6 fold. Wow!
With changes like that and a desire to be the best church for the community how does one plan and plot for the future? How about by taking a major step to trust God. That would include living for a change with God’s purpose for us in mind which is detailed well in Jeremiah 29:11-13 and Matthew 28:19-20. The best part of those truths is at the end of the Gospel of Matthew where Jesus reminds us that he is with us ALWAYS!. If God be for us who can be against us?
It’s a great time to reload and rethink the future. For whom or what will we give our life for? There is no nobler purpose than that of living as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Be encouraged and Carpe Diem!