Getting from Here to There

Great relationships. Financial success. Effective leadership. Overwhelming happiness. Biblical godliness.

All of these words have one thing in common. I wish it were something exciting or sexy. I would love to inspire you in 140 characters or less so you could tweet and retweet the answer all around the world. Or maybe I could write a book about it. Go on a speaking tour. Market the newest self improvement formula to give you a life worth living. You might read or listen and come to that deep ‘aha-moment’ that inspires you to action. What if we could bottle success, brew happiness or bake up the cookies of effective leadership? I’m certain everyone would buy in.

But that’s not how life works. The answer is so much more mundane and so much simpler than all of that. Great relationships, financial success, effective leadership, overwhelming happiness, Biblical godliness – all of these things are achieved by getting from here to there.

It’s not a sprint. It’s a marathon. It’s not an instant transformation. It’s a purposeful path. It’s knowing where you are, where you’re going and how you intend to get there. It can easily be summed up like this:

You are who you are today because of the choices you made yesterday. Who you are tomorrow is determined by the choices you make today.

Do you have great relationships? Congratulations. Yesterday (and many of the days before) you made wise choices that led you down the path to healthy relationships. How are your finances? Are you in debt up to your eyeballs, living pay check to pay check? Do you control your money or does your money control you? Whatever the condition of your finances, it didn’t happen overnight. Will you be financially healthy in the future? Certainly there are unexpected twists and turns. But getting from here to there is about putting one foot in front of another. It’s about choosing a path and taking it. What choices will you make today that will bring a healthy financial future?

And the same is true for effective leadership, overwhelming happiness and Biblical godliness.

You are who you are today because of the choices you made yesterday. Who you are tomorrow is determined by the choices you make today.

Whatever you’re looking for – I’m guessing you’ll find it. Discovery is a question of how you get from here to there.

“Choose you this day whom you will serve…as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15

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