Start with Why

6 Sep

That title is actually a book title by a business inspired writer named Simon Sinek. He believes true leadership and the people who inspire others to take action begin with the act of asking WHY. Sinek believes that people need to find their spark by asking the WHYs in life.

–Why am I happy or not?

–Why do I do the things I do?

–Why do certain things bother me?

–Why do certain things inspire me?

–Why am I here?

Sinek goes on in his book to describe that when WHY is at the center of your thinking and doing then WHAT and HOW will follow and will make sense. For instance, in business, “WHY does that customer keep coming back to my business? Ah…now I can see WHAT they want/ need and HOW to serve the customer best.”

Let’s jump to our manner of living. WHY am I here? WHAT am I supposed to do? HOW am I supposed to do this?

Scripture offers direction:

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.

Jeremiah 29:11 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

All of the scriptural messages are so hopeful. They reflect words that inspire and ideas to fulfill a future. They secure for us the feeling of reason and purpose. There is a reason for me to be here. God has me here for a purpose.

WHY? We may cry that out when disappointments occur, but we may cry that out at the acceptance of God’s grace and glory. Why would God choose me for such a life? For good or for ill, it is part of a plan much bigger than what our minds might conceive.

God is so big, so vast, so powerful. When we cry out WHY, perhaps we should already be in pursuit of the answer to such a question. And, more than that, we should be open to the answers that God will someday reveal.

2 Responses to “Start with Why”

  1. Sue Broska September 7, 2021 at 1:28 pm #

    Love the quote by Abraham Heschel. It is so true🙏🏻😇

    • dar1124 September 8, 2021 at 12:06 am #

      Thanks for checking in, Sue!

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