The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was very popular a number of years ago and though I differ theologically with the author, all truth is God’s truth. One of the seven habits that Stephen Covey included in the book was “Begin with the end in mind.” In other words, in your journey through life, know where you want to end up.
It’s a simple…yet profound truth that few fully incorporate into their lives.
We can all benefit from gaining greater clarity on what we want our lives to look like when we come to that inevitable end.
To the extent we lack clarity of purpose and goal…we are existing…not living.
To gain clarity on your purpose, envision the day you will be standing before the Lord at His judgment seat and reflect on how you want to have lived your life.
Our appearance before the judgment seat of Christ is one of the few things that will happen to every follower of Jesus.
But we don’t need to wait until that time to find out what Jesus wants from us. He has given us the indwelling Holy Spirit so that we can know His will. We begin with the end in mind when we attempt to live our lives according to His will so that we can hear Him say…we done my good and faithful servant.
Prayer: Lord, show me Your will for me today.