“It’s the journey, not the destination that matters.”
Have you heard this before? Of course, as far as Christianity goes, it’s both that matter… but our journeys are the reason we’re here. We are meant to live a holy and faithful life by loving Christ and spreading the Gospel. What seems to happen is we make long-term goals to please God, but don’t put in the daily effort to meet those goals. It’s easy to say that in the next year, we want to get involved in more community outreach projects, but actually waking up each day and setting aside some time to talk with God might be more challenging than we expect.
We don’t know where God is taking us. We can’t even guarantee that we’ll have time to complete one of our goals unless we do it today. No pressure, right?
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” -Jeremiah 1:5
A farmer growing his crops will till the land, lay the seeds, and water the soil. Then water it some more. And then more. And then some more. The constant watering (and time) will finally produce small sprouts. To grow into, say, large corn stalks, could take weeks or months. If the farmer stopped watering his plants, they would wilt and die.
The journey through a Christian life is a lot like a farmer and his crops. It involves constant faith and interaction.
Do you have a daily routine where you set aside time for God?