A moment with the chaplain -- June 2012

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  • By Ch. (Maj.) Jamie Danforth
  • 908th Airlift Wing
Have you ever heard the statement, "it's not the destination that's important, it's the journey?" While I believe I know what a person might be trying to say, I still think it is in error. The destination - where you want to be - will determine the journey.

Let's say for example my destination was Atlanta, Ga. and I was leaving Montgomery, Ala.; because I had an end goal in mind I would choose some roads over others. I would not head west when I wanted to go east.

Everyone has worked long and hard getting ready for a destination recently. We have been, and still are, working for an outstanding score in the inspections coming at the end of the month. That goal determined the journey we have been on the past year. We have checked our programs, cleaned up our paperwork, and made sure everything was in order. We traveled a certain road, chose a certain path, because of what we wanted in the end.

This holds true in life as well. The person you want to be will determine the road you take.

What are your goals, desires, and hopes? These are not just questions to ask someone who is young or graduating. We all need to be reminded to keep our eye firmly locked on our destination, and then take the roads that will get us there.

May God continue to bless us as we continue to do the work of our nation.