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Monday, June 20, 2005

Direction and goals

Kenichi Ohmae once wrote, "Rowing harder doesn't help if the boat is headed in the wrong direction."

Charlie Brown is shooting arrows at a fence, and then goes up to the fence and circles the arrow that he shot, satisfied that he hit his target.

That's the way that some people find their direction in life. Shoot a bunch of arrows and then go up and circle one of them.

It's so important to know where you are going. No one goes to the airport and says to the ticket agent, "give me a ticket" without having a destination in mind, a place to go to."

I encourage you this day to pause and mediate on the direction that your life is headed. Are you reaching goals that you have set in the near past? Is what you are doing today, helping you to obtain what you envisioned for tomorrow?

It's behooves all of us to not necessarily work harder, but to work smarter. To involved others, to seek the trusted counsel of many, and to ask God for his direction and help.

The Word says, "the steps of a righteous man (or woman) are directed by God." I find that as I walk in God's spirit and presence, I walk in His will.

Let God guide you today.

And may you find peace in doing so.

1 comment:

Jon said...

Having walked outside of God's will for about half of my life (and I'm thankful that the percentage is going down as I walk with Him again!) I can fully get behind what you're saying. When I was outside of God's will, I often felt lost and had no idea where I was going or what I was going to do when I got there. Once I got back to walking in God's will, following His direction, I find that my life has purpose, that God blesses me every day with a worry free existence, with guidance, with advancement at work, and He makes my life mean something! Not in what I do at work, or even what I do at home, but He gives me significance in my life in what I do for others and for the kingdom. An old saying is "The gift is in the giving!" How true that is, for it is only by giving of ourselves that we receive blessing from God and those we come in contact with during our days. I hope all of you (and continuing for me) find significance in your life through your walk with the Creator of All! God bless.