Monday, December 15, 2008

Set Your GPS for the Promised Land

from guest blogger
Lil Duncan

1 Peter 1:8
…you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.

I love those words. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be filled with inexpressible and glorious joy? The question is how to get it and, more importantly, how to keep it. I’ve found the answer. At least for me, it‘s chasing my dream of being a writer. I’m convinced that people who are pursuing a dream (successful or not) are happier and more fulfilled than those who don’t or won’t acknowledge and pursue their dreams.

Why is that, you ask? In Ephesians 2:10, Paul wrote that God prepared good works for us before we were even born. God’s purpose is our dream. That means as we pursue our dreams, we are fulfilling God‘s purpose. That’s where the inexpressible and glorious joy comes from.

God’s purpose may be our dream but that doesn’t means it’s will be an easy journey. It can be long and have more roadblocks and detours than ever imagined. How do we keep our GPS set for the promised land in spite of life’s problems? This is what God told Joshua as he was about to complete the journey to the promised land that Moses began.

Joshua 1:8-9
Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

If you want more joy in your life, then start chasing your dreams. By studying and obeying God’s Word, you will learn what you need to be prosperous and successful and whatever happens never give up. Now, set your GPS and take that road trip to the promised land!

Lil Duncan writes stories where faith, hope, and love mingle with murder and mayhem. She believes that fiction can be entertaining without being tasteless. Besides writing, Lil is a Speech-Language Pathologist. She and her husband live in a (very) small town in the Amish country of Ohio. You can learn more about her and the books she’s written at

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