Most people really want to avoid the why’s of life.  Maybe it is laziness – sometimes figuring out why takes a lot of effort.

Maybe they are avoiding, because often understanding the whys requires a look at things that are painful, challenging, and/or require some mental and emotional effort to figure out. 

But if you don’t know the whys of your life, it is impossible to live proactively.  There is just no way around that.

Spiritually we need to  know why we believe what we believe if we are to be anything but lukewarm about God.  And as we know, being lukewarm results in being spewed out.  (Rev. 3:15).  Failing to commit to a belief is not rewarded, and you can only really commit to something if you know why you are doing so. 

Do you know why you believe what you believe about God?

We need to know why we want financial success if we are going to be motivated to implement a plan to achieve it.  Financial success for the sake of financial success will always be a pipe dream – if it has no definition, the goal will always be just out of reach.  But if you know why you want it, you will have a way to measuring whether you achieved it. 

We need to know why a particular behavior of another person is or is not acceptable to us if we are going to decide how to make that relationship go forward.

Think about it.  If you don’t know why you are attracted to people or activities that hurt you, you won’t know how to avoid the pain.  If you don’t take the time to figure out why certain situations bring you joy, you will be challenged in attaining more joy by creating similar situations. 

You’ve got to know the whys if you want to accomplish the goals.

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