Give It All You Got!
It has been said that if you do not know where you are going, wherever you end up becomes your destination. While it might be fun just to take off on a road to see where it goes, that is not the way God has called us to live.
God says, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
God may not tell us every detail of the trip, but He assures us that His planned destination is purposeful and fulfilling. When we choose to accept the invitation of Christ to follow Him, we begin an abundant and fulfilling journey. Believing God has the best of life in store for us should compel us to "go for the gusto"and to "give it all we've got!"
Joshua said it this way: "Give it everything you have, heart and soul. Make sure you carry out the revelation that Moses commanded you, every bit of it. Don't get off track, either left or right, so as to make sure you get to where you're going." Joshua 1:7 (MSG)
We find that life is the most rewarding when we determine to lovingly live in accordance with God's will and refuse to let anything deter us from God's plan.
Know where you are going … enjoy the journey … and give it all you've got all along the way.
By Dr. James R. Russom
Filed Under: Blog Published: 08/18/2009