Journeyers move into the future with intention and focus on a destination. Wanderers meander into the future with little or no idea where they will end up.
The Scriptures are filled with journeyers, beginning with Abraham. His journey began with a command, "Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you" (Genesis 12:1). He left, focused on God and the divine promise, "I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." Abraham was a journeyer.
Moses was a journeyer. God invited Moses into a journey that would change the future of a people, "So come, I will send you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the Israelites, out of Egypt" (Exodus 3:10). Later, the Israelites wandered through the desert, but God was leading them on a journey to the promised land.
The apostle Paul was a journeyer. God invited him on a journey to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. He wrote to the church in Corinth, "Now the one who has fashioned us for this purpose is God who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come" (2 Corinthians 5:5).
What journey is God inviting you on this summer, one that will change your life and possibly the lives of those around you.
Leaders are journeyers who invite others to join them as they move ahead. On this first day of June, set a course for the month. Ask God, "What might we do together to bring positive change into the world?" Then listen for the invitation to the journey.