Know Where You’re Going
If you don’t know where you’re going you could end up in the wrong place. It is easy to assume that a path leads somewhere, but upon further investigation you just might end up lost.
Yesterday my family and I went out around our neighborhood delivering brownies to some families that go to church with us. However, there was one house that threw us for a loop. My wife’s friend had told her that the bishop of our ward lived next to her. They live in a townhouse so she thought that the neighbor to their left had to be the bishop’s home. We knocked at the door, and our soon to be three year old had the brownies in hand ready to share them with whomever answered the door. When the door opened, I was a little confused. I could have sworn that the bishop was married to someone other than who had answered the door, and it turns out I was right. We had gone to the wrong house. Of course we still shared our brownies, but we felt a little sheepish because we had never met the family before. It may have seemed odd that a couple strangers were at their door delivering brownies, but hopefully they enjoyed the brownies nonetheless.
I think that this story can relate to other areas of life as well. You may think that what you’re working towards may provide you with what you want. Make sure that you do your due diligence to be certain of what it is that you are getting into.