..by a person, or even the most primo lessons that we could ever learn, actually happen while on the Path towards another goal, yes, while headed to someplace else.
"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going" (Eccl. 9:10).
Don't mean to pry at all, but do you mind if I ask a few questions? Of course you don't need to answer me… just trying to simulate your mind in a good way. Might sound kinda funny, but I wanna challenge us to higher living if you will.
Who do you pray for on a regular basis to come to know Jesus Christ? How are you building relationship with them. Is God giving you courage inside, preparing you, and perhaps leading you to go talk with them soon?
On another level, what are you working towards.. or are you? Do you have some long and short range goals? Have you written em down somewhere, or talked about them to a wise and trustworthy person? Are these goals worth your sacrifice? Is it tough to find balance with all this stuff. What's the action plan—what are the simple steps that you plan to take to reach them?
Have you started acting on em.. you know, done more than wishing. Have you rightly prioritized all your goals? Do you hang with the wrong close friends who pull you down in one or more ways? How will you keep yourself from becoming distracted away from reaching these goals ..by friends or other unexpected interests once you get going? Have you read the Bible, sought your Maker and discovered what He would have you do… cuz you could really thrive and feel fulfilled inside doing that?
Many opportunities are totally missed, because they seem to arrive wearing overalls and work boots.