Good morning and may I wish you a wonderful Christmas time!
My next bog will be in 2017 but I wanted to leave you with one thought that I have as I finish planning for 2017 at work ( which is resulting in lots and lots of reports and business plans etc – you get the idea!)
John 14 v 6 says “ Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
John 14 is chock-full of insight and instruction that we, as Christ’s disciples, need to live fully as Christians and to prepare for eternal life in the Kingdom of God. Jesus opens the chapter by saying:
Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.
He sets the goal before us, eternal life in God’s house. He says that He will soon be going to that same goal, where He will be in a better position to prepare us to reach it. Then He says, “You know the way there,” which has Thomas scratching his head. “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?” he says. In other words, if we do not have a clear idea of the goal, how can we find our way there? It is impossible. A person must have a destination in mind before he can map out the route.
The problem we can have at work, or at least I find myself falling into this trap, is that planning for the next year becomes so all encompassing that I forget the highest goal, God’s goal, and I found myself planning beautifully for what I trust will result in a successful year at work while forgetting that actually my priority should be seeking God first because if I do this, and focus first on THAT goal, then “all these things shall be added unto me” and my plans for work will as a result become His plans that miraculously then weave into His perfect plan for me completely.
As we were recently reminded in our church, the best place to be is in the centre of God’s plan for me.
So I guess my final 2016 question I must answer and I ask you to consider is “what is my goal?”
See you next year!