by Cliff Pace, Senior Pastor
Perhaps you’ve heard of the scene from Lewis Carrol's Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland where Alice converses with the Cat:
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to, “ said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where…” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
“So long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as an explanation.
“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if only you walk long enough.”
Are you like Alice? In your life, are you looking to get somewhere, perhaps anywhere, or someplace specific?
Getting anywhere requires movement but no direction and no plan. Getting somewhere specific requires direction, a plan, and movement. Throughout Scripture, God called ordinary men and women to accomplish extraordinary specific tasks. Here are a few points to consider:
1.) Seek Him.
If you want God to use you, first you must seek Him and seek direction from Him! Don’t try to do something you are not gifted to do, nor something He may not have called you to do. King David wanted to build a temple for God. His intentions were good, but building a temple was not something God wanted him to do. (1 Chronicles 22:7-8)
2.) Make a plan.
Thinking strategically doesn’t come naturally for some of us. Create steps to get where you want to go. Assemble the right tools in the beginning, recruit the right people, and create an action plan.
3.) Take the first step.
This can be the hardest step, especially if you are a procrastinator! But it's an important step, and once you begin, often you find that the next step will come more easily. Some people call this momentum.
4.) Follow through.
This should go unsaid, but stay focused on your task--not just the strategic steps, but the goal. A vision goes a long way to encourage you when the process becomes difficult.
The goal of my life is to put myself in a position so that God can and will use me. Seek to honor Him with your life and your life will become a journey to get you where God wants you to be and you won’t end up just “anywhere."