Do you know with certainty where you’re going? How you’ll get there? And what will you find when you arrive? Or are you just guessing?
Secular society is an aimless endeavor. Few people perceive that, but it’s true. Though secular-minded people set their goals of economic prosperity, political power, social status, cultural influence, and more, there’s little rhyme or reason at the end for most of them. They want to do well in this life, but they’ve rarely thought beyond it. They may think they’re aiming somewhere, but they are falling far short of the true direction of history.
As followers of Jesus Christ, we know the direction of history – He’s coming back, and His Kingdom is being established. Creation is being redeemed, and, as King, He will rule its final redemption when He comes. There will be mercy for those who confessed Him in truth, and judgment for those who refused. We live our lives with an eye on the point of it all.
We’re supposed to, anyway. We forget to do that sometimes, but God reminds us every once in a while what it’s all about. When He does it’s usually not a reminder simply for us. We are witnesses to the direction of history because others need to know it too. Aimlessness won’t prepare people for The Kingdom and the judgment to come.
Do you see your role in preparing people for The Kingdom and the judgment? Our roles may differ between us, but we all have one. For some, it’s preparing their children to meet God. For others, it’s bringing the Good News of God’s love to hidden tribes in faraway lands. Some are called to live the Good News in the business world, and some are called to express it through the arts. The possibilities are nearly limitless, but the point is the same. In an aimless society, we are to live with an eternal purpose.
“I do not run like someone running aimlessly” (1 Corinthians 9:26)
If you have felt purposeless lately, consider the goal of history and the ways God has gifted you to help others prepare for it. Live with your eyes on The Kingdom, pressing toward it with passion and purpose. An aimless world needs to see you living like that at this very moment. So, Run Like You Know Where You’re Going.
Have a purpose-filled weekend. Make it better by worshiping The LORD with those who are keenly aware of the aimlessness of the world around them and are living with their eyes on the sacred prize and are undeterred or distracted.
All For Jesus – Nothing More, Nothing Less, Nothing Else.
“He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, The King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see, to Him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.” (1 Timothy 6:15b-16)