“BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND”

“Digging Deeper”
An opportunity for you to continue your study of God’s Word throughout the week…

TUESDAY
“BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND”

EXODUS 3:11-12
But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” So He said, “I will certainly be with you. And this shall be a sign to you that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.”

“So, what do you want to be when you grow up? That question may appear a little trite, but think about it for a moment. Are you–right now–who you want to be, what you dreamed you’d be, doing what you always wanted to do? Be honest. Sometimes people find themselves achieving victories that are empty–successes that have come at the expense of things that were far more valuable to them. If your ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step you take gets you to the wrong place faster.”

The paragraph above was written by author Stephen Covey who has identified Seven Habits of Highly Successful People. The second of the seven habits is “Begin with the End in Mind”. He further writes, “Begin with the End in Mind means to begin each day, task, or project with a clear vision of your desired direction and destination.”

God wanted Moses to know where all this is headed. The purpose of the deliverance was that Israel might “worship God.” Having served as slaves to the Egyptians, Israel was now to serve the Lord, worshiping Him as His subjects. The goal is worship and service not just deliverance.

THOUGHT: Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.

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