Thursday, April 09, 2009

What is your main goal?

Okay I was just watching the national news -- something I rarely do.  And when I do it is usually FoxNews and not one of the big 3 networks, but I digress.  Anyway I was watching the national news.  I saw the story of Nick Adenhart's death just hours after pitching his best game of his major short major league career.  Many people are stunned to say the least. 

But, two things struck me as I watched the coverage.  His agent, overcome by emotion, said that there was one thing about him, his main goal in life was to play major league baseball.  I am happy that he was able to reach that goal.  It would not be a goal that I could reach, even if I wanted to.  Many people do not achieve their main goal in life.  Many others do not even have a goal in life.  This young kid, and I can say that because he was quite a bit younger than me,  not only had a goal but had direction and persistence to make it happen. 

However, it did make me think.  Yes I have a goal in life, several in fact.  But I would qualify my main goal as being to more completely understand what it means to be a follower of Christ and help as many others as I can to understand this as well.  Not just to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ but continue in the disciplining process as well.  I am not doing well on this.  Which brings me to my other thought.

Adenhart's untimely death points out that none of us, NOT ONE of us is guaranteed tomorrow.  Not a single one of us.  We may never reach our goal, we may be given more than we ever dreamed we would get.  But that is totally out of our hands.  I must do all I can to reach my goal now, for tomorrow may be too late.

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