We are all on a journey in life, approaching a destination. For each person, the destination reached will fit the path chosen.
In other words, you choose your path in life and that path will take you exactly where it leads. It’s utterly foolish to think that you can walk a path of godlessness, selfishness and deceit, and end up at a destination marked with godliness, love and truth.
A hellish life will not lead to heavenly rewards.
The Psalmist writes …
Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting. (Psalm 139.23-24)
The Lord our God is a purposeful God who says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,”plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29.11)
He sees you; He knows you; and He calls you by your name (Isaiah 43.1).
In His marvelous plan He calls you and me – the Creator calling out to the created – to come to Him, to see His hand, to know His heart.
The only thing that will keep people from Him is the heart.
Where is your heart this morning? Is your heart leading you toward God or away from Him? There is no neutral ground.
Examine your life today, I challenge you to do it. Examine your life, the path you have chosen. Is it a path where God is rarely mentioned and seldom sought? Or is your path one where God is there with you, leading the way, helping you over the difficult places, laughing with you in happy times, grieving with you in the sad?
It’s the difference between knowing God as a theological concept and knowing God as a living Person.
Jesus said, “I am the way (the path), and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but by Me.” (John 14.6)
Let Jesus be your only path. If you do, He will also be your destination.