My Musings – As a youngster, I remember the long road trips to visit my grandparents. Without fail, either I or one of my two brothers would eventually ask “how much further?” This question was usually asked a number of times before we reached our destination. Five hours is considered a long trip when you are young. In many respects, our walk with Christ is the same. As long as “we are here,” means we are not there yet. Just drifting through life will take us further away, because the “headwinds” of this world keep pushing us away from our “goal.”
For most of my childhood, our trips to my grandparents took us down two-lane roads. No four-lane interstates went our way. Road construction meant more than mere delays. It meant long detours that took us miles out of our way before we could return to the designated route. Life has its detours as well. Many (but not all) are of our own making, requiring constant re-routing to return to our original course.
My Advice – To make forward progress we need to press on. We must forget what is behind and press on toward the goal to win the prize (reach our destination). If we are not looking forward (keeping our eyes on the prize), we are more likely than not to drift off course. We must keep in mind that no matter how long, winding or hard the journey is, the destination (prize) that God has for us will be worth it.
Today’s musing was inspired by Pastor Kevin Rutledge’s sermon on November 10, 2019. Check it out at https://www.fbcsycamore.com/sermons. If you live in or are visiting the area, come and join us Sundays at 10:30 a.m. We’d love to be partners in the Gospel with you.