How is your Journey? .. .
Where are you going and when will you get there?.…
We are all on a journey and we are all heading somewhere. We journey through school years, we journey through or family life, we journey through friendships and we are all on a spiritual journey. For the next few weeks we are going to be looking at our spiritual journey. Asking questions that make us think about who we were, who we are and who we want to become. Where we are in our spiritual journey has a lot to do with who we are. When we refer to spiritual journey what images come to your mind? How do you define spiritual journey? Some people might think about praying all the time are always reading their bible as an image of a spiritual journey. Have you ever thought of your spiritual journey as a relationship? A relationship with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit? Think about the first time that you really met God, think about the relationship that you have with God. Has it grown? Has it become more and more real to you? We all have relationships, some grow and become a large part of our life, while others are here one day and gone the next. As we journey though life we see that our relationship with God either grows or it fades away. Take a look at James 4:8-10 8 Come near to God, and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners. Make your hearts pure, you who can't make up your minds. 9 Be full of sorrow. Cry and sob. Change your laughter to crying. Change your joy to sadness. 10 Bow down to the Lord. He will lift you up. Is your journey leading you to come near to God or to pull away from God? We have choices and freedom, we have to decide. I love verse 10 because it allows God to lift me up and guide my journey, if I am willing to surrender and admit that He is the purpose of my journey…
Knowing Who You Are
Setting your course...
Have you ever wanted to go somewhere? I mean really wanted to go somewhere? I mean we all have at one time or another. We want to see different places and experience different things. Well the only way that you will ever get there is is you set a course and make a plan to go there. Otherwise you will always just be wanting to go somewhere but never getting there. That was the way that it was for my family last summer as we were making plans to go to the Magic Kingdom. We knew that we would be in Cal.but we had to make plans and set a course to spend a week in the place where dreams come true. In the end we had an awesome time, and it was worth every penny that was spent. We set a course and made a plan and the trip was awesome!
The same holds true for who you want to be. What type of person you want to become. How will people know you and speak of you? Believe it or not you decide. You have to set a course and move in that direction. What type of person do you want to be? Have you ever thought about that? Well it is time to start thinking about it and setting a course in the direction that you want to travel in. Proverbs 20:11 says this:Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right. What do your actions tell others about yourself? Actions do speak louder than words… You may say all day long that you want to be this kind of person, but if your actions don’t line up then it is wasted breath. Setting a course and taking action will assure that today you will begin to become the person you want to be. It is a growth process, and it is a journey that never ends. What needs to happen is for you to decide. “I want to be the kind of person who….” The journey is yours start it today!
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Written and Posted by The XGT Experience Team of leaders