Those who teach successful organizations tell to know our why: Why do we want to succeed? Why do we want to be different from everyone else? What will keep us going when we’re weary and tired? What will give us the encouragement to continue? What drives us? Who are we doing it all for? I hear this mentality within the walls of exercise classes, too: Why will we keep fighting when we’re so tired we can hardly breathe? Why will we go the extra mile? What will make us power through?
Why, is the foundation of everything we do—in our relationships, our work, and our leadership. So, what is our why?
These days we feel we are in a whole new situation, we have no clue what is ahead, and still we are called to followed God’s calling.
I love when someone tells me a + b = c, don’t you? Some of the stress and mystery goes away when I’m told that doing something will likely cause a specific other thing to happen. It seems I’ve spent most of the summer looking for just such an equation for this COVID time, and I’m still looking.
I for one am grateful Jesus is with us, and because of that, we can do big things. We may be freaking out because this situation is new and scary, but when we know we’re walking in His will, we can step out with confidence.
The Bible is rich with encouragement, direction, and hope, God has given us. If you’re in need of perspective or insight as you press into your why, or if you’re asking God for growth in a particular area, flip to the back of your Bible for the concordance or topical index to find passages that connect with what you’re going through (and if you don’t have one of those, you can always google “verses about ”). Select a verse and resolve to commit it to memory this week. Let God’s words pour over you and give you confidence in your purpose as He brings His truth from head knowledge to heart knowledge.