Where are You Going?
By Steve Goodier
An army chaplain tells of the time he was asked to preach at a church some 20
miles from the base. He took his family along, but had neglected to tell his
six-year-old daughter where they were going. After a few miles on the road, she
asked, "Dad, when we get to where we're going, where will we be?" A good
question! And one all of us should try to answer for ourselves.
Think of your life's journey. When you get to where you're going, where will you
be? One year, five years, or even 20 years from now, if you keep heading in the
same direction you are heading and keep doing what you are doing, what will
your life look like? Not only vocationally and financially, but what kind of
person will you be? Do you have a pretty clear picture of the way you would like
things to turn out, or will you be as surprised when it happens as everybody
It has been my experience that most people do not spend much time with these
questions. But as Henry David Thoreau once said, "In the long run, we only hit
what we aim at."
To live aimlessly is to waste this precious gift of life. But to live with
direction is to live fully.
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