Travel Quote Series: Introduction & Quote 1 of 6

TRAVEL BRINGS PURPOSE

This is the underlying motto of the next series we are launching at KAT’s blog! We all know traveling brings butterflies of excitement and what seems to be an escape from our realities. But what if it wasn’t just that. What if you discover it plays a role in who you are - humanly and spiritually?! What if I told you that traveling brings about a new perspective of purpose in your life each and every time you embarked on a new journey? Sounds enlightening right! Maybe even challenging - I hope. If you are up for the adventure, let’s dive in.

 

QUOTE 1:

Hebrews 11:8 // “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.” How many of us travel only when plans have been made? I think I could safely say most of us wouldn’t walk up to an airline counter, hand them our Visa, and say, “Wherever is fine by me. Just don’t reveal to me the destination.” No! While this scenario seems spontaneous and full of adventure, most of us plan at least the destination. We would think ourselves to be absolutely absurd if we chose otherwise. Matter of fact, to choose otherwise does not even cross our minds as an option. However, how many times do we see this very thing in scripture? Men or women of God whom take leaps of faith into a journey whose destination is simply unmarked. Unknown. Each of them following their own guidance rooted and springing from the Holy Spirit who is dwelling inside them. And God, He knew the destination. As He does for each of us. But that doesn’t mean He chooses to share it with us. When we choose to travel across our breathtakingly created earth within our brief lifespans places unfamiliar to each of us, the traveling brings purpose. We begin to see new things first hand. We touch areas of the world that seemed to have only existed within our imagination’s reality. We get whiffs of unique food and cultural surroundings. Sounds that we are accustomed to from home resonate in an entirely new way. We may dive into culture through trying various foods which we may, or may not, be able to identify. And all of these things bring us into a state of “WOW.” And that “WOW” drives each of our minds to a unique place, but regardless, we each find ourselves with new outlooks, new realities, new appreciations, etc. All which lead into a deeper purpose. A purpose that may not be about a destination as much as it is a journey. A Kingdom journey. -Loren Gambrell

Hebrews 11:8 // “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.”

How many of us travel only when plans have been made? I think I could safely say most of us wouldn’t walk up to an airline counter, hand them our Visa, and say, “Wherever is fine by me. Just don’t reveal to me the destination.” No! While this scenario seems spontaneous and full of adventure, most of us plan at least the destination. We would think ourselves to be absolutely absurd if we chose otherwise. Matter of fact, to choose otherwise does not even cross our minds as an option.

However, how many times do we see this very thing in scripture? Men or women of God whom take leaps of faith into a journey whose destination is simply unmarked. Unknown. Each of them following their own guidance rooted and springing from the Holy Spirit who is dwelling inside them. And God, He knew the destination. As He does for each of us. But that doesn’t mean He chooses to share it with us.

When we choose to travel across our breathtakingly created earth within our brief lifespans places unfamiliar to each of us, the traveling brings purpose.

We begin to see new things first hand. We touch areas of the world that seemed to have only existed within our imagination’s reality. We get whiffs of unique food and cultural surroundings. Sounds that we are accustomed to from home resonate in an entirely new way. We may dive into culture through trying various foods which we may, or may not, be able to identify. And all of these things bring us into a state of

“WOW.”

And that “WOW” drives each of our minds to a unique place, but regardless, we each find ourselves with new outlooks, new realities, new appreciations, etc. All which lead into a deeper purpose. A purpose that may not be about a destination as much as it is a journey.

A Kingdom journey.

-Loren Gambrell