Now that you know what to do . . . know why you DO IT! As I disciple young folks, my main concern is what they are doing with the knowledge they are accumulating and why. Many are seeking futures and careers and have them planned out already . . . NFL, MLB, NBA, law, medical field, business owners, technology gurus, etc. While this all well and good and commendable, I am deeply concerned about their whys more than their whats!
Why do they want to be what they are planning and chasing? Foundational truths in one's life motivate people to pursue things. If I believe money will provide all I need in life, then I will run acts the dollar. If I believe my success and stature is based on whom I associate with, then I will pursue those of influence. Yet if I truly believe my value is rooted in what God knows of me and has planned for me, then my desire will be to seek Him and His plans (Matthew 6:33).