Where Are You Going?

The other day I was sitting at my desk at home, doing some writing, and staring out the window.

The sky that day was clear, with just a few wispy clouds dotting the bright blue “sky-scape.” And into my view, flew a Southwest airplane (I told you the sky was clear!) climbing up into the atmosphere.

I leaned back in my chair and watched it until I couldn’t see it anymore. And the whole time I was thinking, “I wonder where those people are going?”

And I wonder where you are going this year.

Where will this new year take you?

The exciting thing is that you get to choose the direction your life will go this year. No, you may not be able to control all your circumstances, but you can control how you will deal with those circumstances and you can even use your circumstances to propel you toward your ultimate destination.

Maybe you’re one of those people who don’t make new year’s resolutions and maybe you’ve never been a goal-setter, but I want to encourage you to think of your life in terms of direction or path.

You see, we are all on a path of some kind.

And paths lead to destinations.

For example, if you spend more money than you save, you are on the path to financial debt because debt is where that path leads a person.

If you eat more than you move, you are on a path leading to a health crisis.

If you constantly ignore God, you are on a path to emptiness because that’s where a life without God ultimately ends up.

So, even if you don’t set goals, you should look at the paths you’re walking.

Are those paths taking you where you really want to go?

If not, you have the power, ability, and opportunity to get off that path and start walking down a new one.

As I look out onto the same sky that the airplane zoomed through a few moments ago, I wonder where you are going this year.

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