What Is Your Destination?

*Today’s Thursday’s 3/6/14 Writing prompt : Taking the journey.                                                                                                Our writing prompt today kicks off {The Journey Series} inspired by themes of Lent. Week #1.


A journey is not a short trip. A journey is usually long, taking days, weeks, or in some cases years to arrive at the destination.

As a follower of Christ, my final destination is not Earth. My entire life, in the here and now, is a journey. It is preparation for what is to come. I am here for however many years the Lord deems to give me. None of us know how long our journey will be. Let that sink in. We really don’t know, do we? It could be today, or tomorrow. Next week? Six decades from now?

If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. John 15:9 

God has a purpose, a plan, for each of us. (For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil,to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV) I don’t know about you, but so many times I go “off road” from God’s map for my journey. The journey then takes twists and turns and I get jolted around. I’m left wondering how in the world I ended up in this place? I ask for help, and He takes a hold of  me, and lifts me out of the pit. He puts me back on the path.

He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. Psalm 40:2 NIV

How will I choose to spend my days on this journey? Will I  hear the Lord say, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Will I be like Isaiah and say, “Here I am Lord, send me!”

Will I be fearless? Will I be nervous and scared?  Will I stay the course because I know that my Father has my back?

The trek might be hard and difficult at times, but I am a warrior on this journey of life.

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Ephesians 6:13 NIV