Fresh Hope – 25th June 2018

Where you are right now should not be where you are going.
For none of us should have reached our destination, unless we are dead.
God’s plan for your life is ongoing and we should do our best to follow it.

If where I am is A and where I need to be is B, I can determine how I get there and how long it will take.

For instance, if my destination is Cornwall on the South Coast, I can take the ‘scenic’ route with no motorways involved, and maybe it will take me 12-14 hours OR I can take the motorway and maybe be there in 4-5 hours.  Same destination… however, I chose the route.
Some people will stop at a Costa for a coffee, others will wait for a Starbucks, some will stop with their own flask of coffee.
Again, you decide. Your choices.
Some will start at 4am in the morning to avoid the traffic and others will gently start around 9am. Again, your choice.
Some will take a 20 min rest break and others will take a 2 hour break. Some will even stop overnight at a Travelodge to ‘break up’ the journey.

We should think of our lives like a journey. We are at A and God wants us to get to B. But how many of us actually get there?
Wrong choices or good choices along the way, will determine that.

Some 20 year olds are further on their journeys because of good choices, than some 50 year olds.
It’s not to do with age or status. It’s to do with choices.

The Israelites took 40 years to get to the promised land, when it should have taken 40 days.  Going round and round and moaning and groaning delayed their journey by years!

Wherever you are today remember this: I may not be where I used to be, but I’m not where I should be, so I need to keep moving.

Tomorrow we will look at points to help us.

Pastor Gillian

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