I remember a quote that has meant so much to me. It says, “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.” This past Sunday I reminded the congregation that God has a vision for your life. Not just some lives, but all. No one is here by accident and therefore each of us has a role to fulfill in God’s grand story. How are you doing with yours? I need to ask that because it is far too easy for us to get caught up in mindless work, texting, email, web searches and hide from the vision God has for us. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 29:18 that, “where there is no vision, the people perish.” What is God’s vision for your life?
The constant barrage of information and inputs deliver a perfect distraction from living according to the vision that God has for us. By asking yourself if you’re living God’s true vision, it brings you face to face with the truth. Only when we allow ourselves to turn off the noise can we hear the voice of God so that we can discover His vision. If all we have time for is the world and what it has to offer, an hour after you have kept up with the gossip of the day, you may not have much to show for it. Sure, you know that some movie star is splitting with their spouse, who will be coaching Michigan next year or who the next Batman villain is going to be, but what have you done to grow your relationship with the Almighty Lord of your life? The Apostle Paul implores the believers in Rome (Romans 12:2) not to be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds…” We do this through prayer and Word study or simply put, spending time with God.
There are millions and millions of us busy searching the internet, connecting, responding, and wasting a lot of time. Here’s an experiment: turn off the noise for a while, spend some time in prayer and the Word and see what happens to your spiritual productivity. Do you find yourself getting more done? Doing work that really matters? Living more of your divine destiny?