(Written by Brian Schuster)
So I’m sitting in church on Sunday morning , back row, taking notes and the preacher says, “Where will you be when you get to where you going?”
He said it 4 times. Because every time he said it I typed it out. I did not cut and paste. I typed it out letter for letter. Each time letting it sink in, letting it cut deeper and deeper into my core. I hope he doesn’t mind that I’ve forgotten the other 90% he preached, but ‘Where am I going to be when I get to where I’m going?’
What am I supposed to do with that question?
‘Who cares …?’ It doesn’t really matter! “Whateva…”
It doesn’t really matter…. How can I say to myself, “It doesn’t really matter.”
This has got to be one of the top 10 crucial life questions of all time and it matters!
Where are YOU going to be when you get to where you’re going?
A bunch of people over the age of 95 were asked what they would do differently if they had life to live over again. Three answers dominated the study:
A. They would risk more.
B. They would reflect more.
C. They would do more things that would live on after they were dead.
Reflect more: They would stop, think and consider with intensity the things that they took for granted.
Well, I’ve stopped to think and consider this question, “Where am I going to be when I get to where I’m going?”
Generally we tend to be destination focussed. For example: If all goes well we’ll be in Durban on the beach in 6.5 hours. We only stop once on the road, because we have to get there, quick. The beach is calling. But how cool would it be to go to Durban via Golden Gate? Imagine the beautiful mountainous terrain, the twists and turns through valleys and the epic views versus a two-lane High way and 5 or is it 6 toll gates….
Which direction will your life take to reach the destination? Is the destination all that important? Or is it the journey and joys in getting there?
Well destination is obviously important … It’s the ‘where I’m going to be’ part. And; who are you going to take with you.
Some Christ Followers are hell-bent on getting to heaven – the destination (forgive the pun) – but surely the direction and the journey in getting there is as important?
What’s your plan to reach the destination? Who will help you and and who will you help in getting there?
Are you climbing a corporate ladder that is leaning against the wrong wall. Imagine getting to the top of that ladder at age 58 and you realize, ‘My goodness, it’s the wrong wall.’ If only I could rewind the clock?
I’m convinced that God is shouting from the portals of heaven to us, “Where are you going to be when you get to where you’re going?”
To answer that question we also need to ask, “In the light of my past experience, my current circumstances and my future hopes and dreams …. What is the wise thing to do?”
I’ve got hopes and dreams, but in my brief 50 years on this planet I’m convinced it’s better to find out what Gods hopes and dreams are for me, because He knows the plans he has for me.
Can’t wait for Vintage Plans part 2 this weekend.