My dad went because he wanted to attend the conference. My mom went to enjoy time with the family. I went to explore the Boundary Waters. And my brother went for everything: the adventure, the conference, the canoeing, the family, the friends, the food, the hiking, the outdoors, the leaving-the-stating, and (I am sure) other things I forgot to mention.
Four of us went road-tripping. We went the same places. We did the same things. But our goals were different. On a road-trip that is not a problem, but it did make me wonder.
In life, how often is what I want clashing with Christ’s design? How much of my laziness, surliness, and distractedness is a byproduct of fighting God to chase another goal? Probably quite a bit, and that being the case: What do I do about it?
When I was a kid – candy was where it was at. My goal was to eat as much as possible, and my mom’s goal was to keep me from eating too much. Her goal was better – for her, for me and for my teeth.
God’s goals are better too. I am safe giving up my goals and taking up His because God’s goals are better for me, for His kingdom, and for eternity.
(But it is still tough saying no to “candy”.)
"...the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever." -- 1 John 2:17
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.