Pulpit Reflections By Pastor Devon Davoux
Cornerstone Church As you sit and read this I want you to think about your future. I wonder how many would answer yes to any of these statements. 1. Five years from now I want a closer walk with God. 2. Five years from now I would like to have closer, stronger friendships. 3. Five years from now I want my marriage to be more intimate then ever before. For us to be relationally closer, better communication, etc. 4. Five years from now I want to see my children loving and serving God and making wise decisions in life. 5. Five years from now I want to be debt free. No credit card bills, no car payments, a house that is paid off or close to it. That I have flexibility as opposed to being strapped for funds. 6. Five years from now I want to be in the best shape that I have ever been in. When I am invited to a swimming party, I actually go. I want to make you a promise, none of these things will happen by accident. You see everyone ends up somewhere, but few people end up somewhere on purpose. In the book of Proverbs it says "where there is no vision, the people wander aimlessly (other versions say perish)." In other words, if we have no vision for a godly family statistics will tell us that one in two marriages will end in divorce. Where there is no vision many parents stay together simply for the kids. Where there is no vision for financial freedom … we can live in the wealthiest country on planet earth and be the most debt-ridden people alive. Where there is no vision people work during the week just to make it to the weekend and to pay bills. Without a vision people just wander through life. These things don't happen by accident. A few may win the lottery but for the rest of us we need a clear vision. In Luke 14 Jesus is quoted saying "For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it – " and verses later says "Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?" (Luke 14:28, 31) I think the point He wants us to get is that we need to count the cost of what it means to serve God, but I think we can also add what is the cost to having great relationships, great children, being debt free, in shape, etc. The choices we make today will be the fruit we experience in the future. As a humorist once said ""I always wanted to be somebody. I should have been more specific." Today I hope you will consider what is the vision for your life? How does God fit into that? If you are not sure His Word, the Bible has some great answers. Remember everyone ends up somewhere, but few people end up somewhere on purpose. Think about it.