Where Are You Going This Year?
Posted: Tuesday, January 1st, 2019Print
About Holiday Manna Series
A collection of devotions written in celebration of various holidays, such as Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter. May this holiday manna bless you!
The following is an excerpt from Martha’s article “Going!” from the series Change of Seasons. It seemed particularly anointed for the first day of a new year. May it bless you richly!
Our life is like a house. It must be cleaned – and often – but it must also be “used to the full.” Actually it’s healthy if it is messed up again because of living. Real life, authentic life, is messy. But we can’t live just to deal with the past.
“What about this minute? This day? This year? Where are you headed? You will end up where you are going. You will arrive. Your destination somewhere is sure. Will it be to arrive next year in nothingness – with nothing gained and everything lost?
If there is not movement forward, there is always movement backward! Where are you going? What are you living for? There is a famous quote from the movie Braveheart: “Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” Don’t be afraid you will be a mess—you will. Be afraid that your life will never begin.