“WHERE ARE YOU GOING?”
Very common question…”Where are you going?” Moms ask that of children many times a day. Teachers ask that of students that seem to be heading somewhere they shouldn’t be going. Folks waiting in airports, rental car agencies, or in a hotel awaiting a shuttle for the airport are not surprised to hear someone ask their destination through casual conversation.
Spiritually and philosophically, that question requires thought and more consideration than the simpler answer of a geographical location. “Where are you going” is asked of a student as he/she is considering a life career and must decide the best school to attend to reach their goal. A spouse facing a job relocation comes to the point that the family asks, “Where are you going and where are you taking us?”
When a person is on the right track for life, achieving what they were put in place to do, and using the gifts God gave them to do very well in their calling, the joy and fulfillment of the journey to get you “where you’re going” is great. However, when that destination is not clear, the journey is frustrating. Just logging another day on the job that provides no fulfillment and is leading to no life goals that were set in the mind of the person is the ultimate feeling of futility.
Many folks are not even on the road that leads to eternal fulfillment. Their lives are devoid of the third aspect of our being. God made us body, soul, and spirit. If a person develops the body to Olympic standards, they have only accomplished a third of their created nature being brought to its full capability. If a person pursues their “soul quest” of full development of “mind, will, and emotion” which is their soulish side, they have now added the maturing of another third of their being. But if people totally disregard their spiritual life and that aspect of their nature, they will come to the end of life having only trained and developed 66% of their being.
That means that many people failed to take the one road that should have been a primary highway in their journey. Instead, far too many followed the traffic that leads to destruction and on that broad road, those multitudes will one day discover that they worked for a life time and “gained the world, and lost their own soul” because they were heading the wrong way every single day.
A man was watching the news one night when it was reported that a car was going the wrong direction on the freeway. The man knew his wife was on that freeway and became very concerned so called her on her cell phone. She answered and he said, “Dear, there’s one car going in the wrong direction on the freeway.” She exclaimed, “One car! There’s hundreds of them!” (Mark Sutherlin – Sermon Central).
“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” (Proverbs 14:12).