"Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations"- Author Unknown
There is a destination of choice for your life. As believers, our destination of choice is to spend eternity with Jesus Christ. The bible says, "that which is seen is temporal and that which is unseen is eternal." -2 Corinthians 4:18 so we are reminded to not only fix our eyes on our destination of choice, but to also prepare for it now during this journey we call life. What we do here on earth is important but not more important than setting our focus on Jesus; the author and finisher of our faith.
Our destination determines how we pack and what will be required. We are reminded that we need Hope, a mind of Christ, a Heart of God and Spirit of God. Having hope in Christ gives us faith and causes us to be stable. Where there is no hope, there is no faith and no need for God, and to get to this destination, we will we need Him every step of the way.
Having a mind like Christ, a heart of God, and a Spirit of God also helps us get to our destination of choice. How we live on earth matters and how we treat others concerns God. We can’t love God who we cannot see and not love the people we can see.
The Lord’s desire is that none would perish but all will make it to our destination of choice to spend eternity with Him.