Where are you in your dreams and goals? Hump-Day analysis always brings contemplation on our weekly goals. Are we going to achieve what we set out to achieve for the week? This weekly contemplation fits into our monthly, yearly and life contemplations. Those are good things to contemplate. However, they are not to rule us, and they’re not who we are. They’re simply the role in which we’re ambassadors for Christ. I heard a teacher say, “I’m an ambassador for Christ, cleverly disguised as an electrician.” That’s a good thing to remember this Hump-Day. What is your disguise? If you’re a child of God you’re his ambassador in whatever role you have.
Dreams and goals are great. Reach for them—we should. However, they’re not to be the end all be all. We should remain flexible for God to lead us. The only way that can happen is to walk closely with God. I heard a great teaching on this type of walk by Otto Koning a missionary to Papua New Guinea. He teaches with an amazing transparency of what God did with his heart on the mission field. The Pineapple Story is the first to teach on this kind of walk… you should google it. All his teachings are great! They reveal how he let his dreams and goals be driven by God. When you listen to all his teachings you clearly see God’s fingerprints throughout his life!
You see we tend to get our wills and thoughts tangled up with God’s eternal perspective. Without a close walk with God our goals and dreams can take the drivers seat. Don’t get me wrong, they’re good to have. Yet, we should hold them with open hands while seeking God to lead us and allow him to direct our paths. Examples fill the Old Testament where God’s children follow their own inclinations. The path of destruction always followed a stiff neck and hardened heart. It’s a tale as old as time.
So, dream on and make goals. Do so while you listen and follow God’s lead with a heart that loves him above all. Then you’ll have the peace you need to face the daily, weekly, yearly and life seasons that we all face on this earth. Then your contemplations on sizing up your goals… will be stamped with his eternal perspective and peace!
Remember… Friday is acomin’ but most importantly, Christ is coming back too!