What’s Your Life’s Destination?

by | Aug 29, 2018

What’s Your Life’s Destination?

by | Aug 29, 2018

I saw a fascinating article this week. According to a recent study, Hawaii has the highest rate of employment in the nation. Most of us are working really hard. At the same time, we have the fourth-highest amount of leisure time spent per day in the nation. Which means we work hard so we can play hard. Our goal in life is to make enough money to fund our paddling, surfing, yoga-ing, Instagram-ing and shopping.

The problem is that our work and leisure never give us quite as much satisfaction as we expected. When we reach our goals at work, we always manage to find more goals to hit. And our leisure is never as gratifying as we hoped. It should have been refreshing to have a couple days free while we waited for the hurricane last week, but most people I talked to said it was exhausting!

There’s got to be better goals in life than working hard and playing hard. There’s got to be a better destination in life we can be traveling toward.

That’s exactly what Paul has in mind when he writes, “I say then, walk by the Spirit. … The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control” (Gal 5:16, 22-23).

In other words, the destination we should be traveling toward is lives that are marked by love, joy, peace, patience, and all the rest. And the only way we’ll attain these lives is if we’re walking by the Spirit. The only way we’ll have true joy and peace in life is if we’re depending on the Spirit of Christ.

So how does that work? We’re going to spend the next seven weeks exploring that question, starting this week at Sunday by the Sea. Invite a friend!