Whether you’re a child busy day dreaming or an adult trying to crunch financial numbers, everyone has a desired destination. Some dreams may appear lofty, others middle of the road with a few unrealistic. Nonetheless, without vision, people perish, Hosea 4:6, dying inside without anything tangible to live for.
Israel longed for a promised land, African Americans envisioned a nation free from slavery and the poor seek a life without hunger. On the road to success, doubt, a lack of resources and time stand in the way. Depending upon the voices you hear, the people you surround yourself with and what you choose to believe, your destination may be altered, seeing but never reaching the Land of Oz.
The apostle Paul understood this concept, writing to the church in Philippi, Philippians 3:12-14. Pride didn’t get in the way of his goal. Despite his past ideology, Paul set his mind on heaven. While his life was cut short on earth, martyred for his belief in Christ, faith allowed this servant of God to reach his desired destination. May promises like Philippians 1:6 encourage you to never waiver until you arrive where you belong.
by Jay Mankus