I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 3:13-14 (NKJV)
Over the years, I have done a lot of traveling. And every trip I have taken has had one thing in common, there was always a destination and goal for my trip. Wouldn't it be strange to get into a car, an airplane, or a train with no idea of where you were going? What if you showed up at the airport or train station and did not know which plane or train to take because you had no clue as to where you should go. That would be crazy, no one would do such a foolish thing.
In our life, there are large and small goals that we will, and should have, and all of those things should be in connection with God's plan and will for our life. By this I don't mean that every little detail of our life has to be guided by some direct word from God. But, everything in our life, the direction we are going, the goals we are pursuing, and the things we are trying to do should be a result of some direction from God. This can be direction from God through His Word or a leading of the Holy Spirit.
If we don't have any direction from God, through His Word, by the Holy Spirit, or in knowing that what we are doing is a part of the purpose God has for our life, then why are we doing what we are doing, and how do we know that we are even doing the right thing? If we don't know where we are going, we may be involved in a lot of activity that produces nothing of eternal value in our life. We all need to find God's plan, in His Word, by the Holy Spirit, or as a part of His purpose for our life, so that we will know where to go, how to get there, and when we have reached the goal.