Summary of Main Ideas
Where are you going?
Not just in a spiritual sense (although that is certainly a question wrestling with) but in the shorter term, where are you going?
Last week, Billy Graham passed away. If you’re not familiar with Rev. Graham, the book listed in the resources below is a great place to start. Regardless of your religious affiliation, Rev. Graham was one of the most influential people in modern history.
Rev. Graham was a man who lived on purpose with a purpose and for a purpose.
If we don’t know where we are going, then we won’t know how to make decisions in the moment, because the decisions we make now determine where we will be tomorrow.
When we know where we are going, it helps us to choose the correct path. If you don’t have a destination any road will do.
What is your purpose? Where is it that you would like to be? When you face death, where do you want to have been? Are the decisions you are making today helping you get there, or are they not?
Albert Einstein was traveling on a train once, and the conductor was coming around punching tickets. When he got to Einstein, the scientist couldn’t find his ticket anywhere. The conductor assured him it was okay, he knew who he was, and he moved on.
When he got to the end of the train car, he turned around to find Einstein on all fours desperately looking for his ticket. He again assured him that it was okay, he knew who he was, and that the ticket wasn’t necessary.
Einstein looked at him and said, “Sir, I too know who I am. What I don’t know is where I’m going.”
Do you know where you are going?
“We are not living in a world where all roads are radii of a circle and where all, if followed long enough, will therefore draw gradually nearer and finally meet at the centre: rather, we live in a world where every road, after a few miles, forks into two, and each of those into two again, and at each fork, you must make a decision.” CS Lewis
“'If you don't know where you're going, you'll end up someplace else.” Yogi Berra
Where are you going, and how are you going to get there?
What decisions do you need to make today in order to get you where you want to be tomorrow?
Looking back, where have you made unwise decisions because you didn’t know where you were going?
When you draw your final breath, where do you want to be able to say you’ve been, and what do you want to be able to say you’ve done? How can you live on purpose today to get there?
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