Why, then How… June 24, 2013

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why am I hereAn astute fellow he was indeed.

Last night, as he ambled up to my book table, sporting an expression mingling admiration with incredulity and curiosity, he posed his well-worded question: “How is it possible to write a daily blog and constantly come up with new ideas?”

I certainly understood his sensation–that such an endeavor seemed impossible.

You see, most of us are task oriented. When you live a life of evaluating HOW something can be accomplished, you usually reject progress in the committee meeting of your mind. “How” is the scariest question we can ask.

  • How will we have enough money?
  • How will we have enough time?
  • How will we have enough ideas?
  • How will we get assistance if it doesn’t work out?
  • How can we sustain the activity if we DO start it?

The word “how” has done more to halt human development than all the minions of hell and the forces of evil combined.

We must begin with “WHY.”

  • Why am I writing a blog?
  • Why am I sharing my thoughts?
  • Why is it valuable to do so?

“Why” is the fuel in our emotional tank. “How” is the hole leaking our energy to the ground.

God provides a “why” for me every day in my life–and never a “how.” “Why” is the wisdom He promised. “How” is the faith I must bring.

Actually, on most mornings, there are two or three different stories vying for the right to be the chosen paragraphs of the day.

Maybe it’s seeing a dead deer on the side of the road and realizing that this creature was part of creation, and related to me in some way or another.

It could be the eighty-seven-year-old woman I met last night, who was celebrating her sixty-sixth wedding anniversary, possessing more energy than the three teenagers sliding by with the sound of swishing denim.

And then again, it could be the young married man holding his baby, with tears in his eyes because the message sank deep into his soul–that truly, NoOne is better than anyone else.

Don’t forget the funny road signs I see as I travel, or memories of past journeys that produce a renewed twinkle in my eye.

If you can stop wondering how something is going to work for one minute, the why that life provides imbues you with power–to be creative and energized.

So it was a man walking up to my table last night asking a very intelligent question which gives me the impetus to share a great secret to the universe:

It is the spirit of God who places the “why” in my heart. It is the darkness of insecurity that answers with “how.”

Can we change the world? Absolutely–as long as we remember why we are doing it.

The producers of jonathots would humbly request a yearly subscription donation of $10 for this wonderful, inspirational opportunity

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2 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Unfortunately, at this particular concert, we didn’t seem to HAVE a Maxine. You can’t have perfect circumstances on every occasion–otherwise, there’s nothing to perfect! Yours, Jonathan

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  2. Like these thoughts, Jon! Good answer to the gentleman’s question, in my humble opinion. Keep up the good work & take care of yourself!

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