The title for today's post came from an old fortune from a cookie that I noticed on my jewelry box window this morning..."you will obtain your goal if you maintain your course." When I read it, I started thinking about goals and courses.
Spiritually speaking, there are only two "goals" or end-points in life: heaven or hell; although, very few people would admit that their goal in life is to go to hell. So if there are only two "goals" that are by nature mutually exclusive (i.e. you can't go to both), then the course each of us is currently on must lead to one or the other. This reminded me of Galatians 5:16-26, which contrasts the works of the flesh and the fruit of the Spirit.
After all these thoughts this morning, I asked myself a question that we all need to ask ourselves...regardless of what we say our goal is, what is the course that we are on? Are we following the works of the flesh or growing in the fruit of the Spirit? As the fortune cookie said, our course will take us to our true goal.