Where Are You Going?

Albert Einstein was traveling from Princeton on a train. When the conductor came down the aisle punching tickets Einstein reached in his vest pocket; he could not find his ticket, so he reached in his trouser pockets. It wasn’t there so he looked in his briefcase, but still could not find it. He looked in the seat next to him, but it was not there.

The conductor kindly said, “Dr. Einstein, I know who you are, we all know who you are. I’m sure you bought a ticket, don’t worry about it.” The conductor then continued on his way punching tickets. Just before he went to the next car he turned around and saw the great scientist on his hands and knees looking under his seat for his ticket.

The conductor rushed back and said, “Dr. Einstein, Dr. Einstein, don’t worry. I know who you are. No problem. You don’t need a ticket.”

Einstein said, “Young man, I too know who I am. What I don’t know is where I am going.”

This is a funny story, but the truth reveals something to us about ourselves when we worry. In short, all of our worries can vanish if we seek first God’s kingdom and his righteousness. That’s when the glory of God’s destination will outshine our worries. Freed from our worry and fretting over material things, what are you to do? Set up one goal and accomplish it. Be part of God’s kingdom. Do the work he gives you to do. Concentrate on being God’s instruments to establish his kingdom here on earth. As he provided for the mission of the Twelve, so he will provide for you. Surrender your fear. Do not let anxiety rule your life. Trust the Father. The delight of his life is to find ways to give not just daily needs but his whole kingdom to you.

Wishing you faith for today,