by Pastor B.J. Knefley
Another rainy day and I find myself sitting at my computer looking out the window and wondering “now what”? Where has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday Thanksgiving was upon us and now it’s a thing of the past as is Christmas and the New Year. Now what? Do we hunker down and face the rest of winter or do we run for warmer weather? What’s the plan for the future, for the rest of our days?
Here’s a thought from Proverbs 29:18; “Where there is no vision, the people perish”. So what does that mean exactly? A very simple definition relates to the idea that without direction and goals we aimlessly wander. Without a clear purpose and plan, we’re destined to end up just where we are headed, nowhere. That’s what happens when we have no vision or purpose, we come to the end of another aimless journey and utter once again, “Now what?”. There is a saying that states “if you aim at nothing, that’s exactly what you’ll hit”.
If you look at the great people throughout history you will find one thing in common, they each had purpose. Even though they experienced setbacks, they moved forward. The Apostle Paul said, “I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” (Philippians 3:14).
Perhaps the two most driving forces in a person’s life are passion and purpose. There is a third also which are people. Without those three things, leaders can’t lead and people don’t move forward. It is sad really when you realize that there are many people around us that lack passion and purpose. They move from day to day or perhaps more correctly from drama to drama, chaos to chaos waiting for the next shoe to drop. Rather than being in control, they’re being controlled by their circumstances and other people. Perhaps for some the question of “Now What” needs to be the springboard for finding their passion and purpose in a very fresh and new way. Think about it.
Friday, January 6, 2017
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