DAY 334 OF 365 IN 2021
HAVE A DESTINATION IN VIEW
Matthew 4:19-20 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
Whenever I read this account in Matthew’s Gospel, the first thing that gets my attention is the absence of any pauses by Peter and Andrew, or James and John to think about the offer made to them by Jesus. It seemed almost as though they were waiting for someone to come along and whisk them away with ‘A PROPOSAL’.
At least that was what I saw until I took a closer look at the words Jesus spoke to the first two brothers: ‘Follow me and I will make you fishers of men’. That, my dear, was no random proposal because it had the primary thing every invitation or proposal ought to have: ‘a final destination’. Those two were made clearly aware in which direction they were being led and to where.
A reason why some leaders appear to have no one walking behind or with them is primarily because of the lack of direction, and that is a key factor in every sphere of life. People like to follow when there is a fair idea of what the destination is. Much like saying ‘ I want to follow but which way are we headed?’ There is almost a near certainty that the answer offered to that question will have varying implications.
So what is the message today? Beloved, we cannot just keep stumbling our way through life with no clear destination in view. Whether it is a journey we embark on independently, or one that requires us to pull others along; there is the need for a clear point of arrival in view so we can aportion our resources accordingly. If there is no destination, you are going more on just a stroll than on a journey.
Remember # if you want others to walk with you, you really cannot just show them a road, you have to offer a destination.