Drifting or a Detour?
I know some say that life is about the journey, not the destination. But as I read this week’s passage in Luke (3:1-6), I begin to question this. The passage says, “the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.” It points to an end, a destination, a state of arrival.
This has me thinking about the importance of destinations. When we’re traveling somewhere, most of us can handle detours. But we hate to be lost! I think the same is true in life. We can handle unexpected twists and turns, but we don’t like the sensation of drifting through life without a destination.
Unfortunately, some of us have been on detours so long that we have forgotten the destination. We’ve lost our way and are now drifting through life. It can happen without us realizing it.
As we move into Advent, a season of expectation and introspection, it’s a perfect time to ask if we know where we’re going in life. This week take some time to consider the question, where do I sense God is leading me in my relationships, my work, my health, and in my spiritual journey?