One of the questions we ask in our house is, "Where do you want to go, and what do you want?"
That question permits people to really think about what they want. As a result of asking,
"Where do you want to go and what do you want?" we've embarked on some great adventures to achieve our family's wish list. We've studied for qualifications, dared to do things outside the box, worked in various jobs and roles, and moved towns and states to follow our dreams and God's leading.
We've also travelled hours on planes, trains and automobiles to reach NASA and Disney World in Florida, see the fantastic autumn colours in New York State and visit Niagara Falls. We've been to Oxford University, ridden double-decker buses, visited the British Museum in England, threw coins in the Trevi Fountain in Rome, and eaten Gelato walking the cobbled streets of Florence.
As you answer "where do you want to go and what do you want" you often realise how far you've already come. Then as you set out to achieve your dreams, it gives you twice as much to celebrate as you focus not on the past, failures or disappointments but the possibilities, opportunities, and amazing bright things in front of you.
"Where do you want to go, and what do you want? These are the questions God also regularly asks us as we seek Him and His will for our life.
When we are brave enough to consider and believe for them, the desires we have in our hearts are often those He has placed inside us. As we answer the question and step out in faith to embark on an adventure with Him to achieve them, He promises that He will do "exceedingly more than we can ask, dream or imagine according to his work in us" (Ephesians 3:20)
Today take some time to reflect and examine your heart so that you too can answer the questions, "What do you want and where do you want to go?" Then listen to Jesus and allow Him to lead you. He knows what's best, and I've discovered that crazy, amazing and wonderful things become possible with Jesus by your side, leading and guiding the way.
"What do you want, and where do you want to go?"
"Delight in the Lord, and he will grant you the desires of your heart". (Psalm 37:5)
The LORD says, "I will make you wise and show you where to go. I will guide you and watch over you. (Psalm 32:8 NCV)
Prayer: Lord, please help me be honest and consider fully what I want and where I want to go. Thank you that you fulfil the crazy and wonderful dreams and thoughts I have, and delight to fulfil them as I seek you first and follow you. Please help make that happen and lead me in the way to go.