THRIVE: At the Core
Now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. We’re going to tie this whole series together! The goal of the series is to help you understand a few key things.
- Christ should be at the center of our lives
- We have a purpose in this life
- We are living in a changed world
So I hope and trust that you got those…or at least a couple out of this. It sort of sets the tone for what I’ve been doing the past several months here. I’m not a pro at this blogging thing. I’m not an expert on social media either. I’m just a regular guy trying to do something awesome, something worthwhile and something to please my God.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this series as it shares my heart. So here we go with wrapping it up.
THRIVE: For Your Purpose
It’s the age-old question…
What is my purpose? or Why am I here?
I believe there is a pretty simple answer to that at the core. The interesting part comes when we get away from the core and try to figure out our daily lives.
THRIVE: In Your Career
Now that we have a clean, fresh and new mindset as well as a few actionable items, it’s time to explore the heart of this series.
For the next few posts, we will go over 3 areas that are core to everything we do.
They are your career, your purpose and your dream. Only when they are all working together will you truly have passion for your work in this world.
THRIVE: The New Economy and Education
Today we touch on something most of us have been a part of all our lives. It’s near and dear to our hearts simply because it’s needed, but it’s broken.
The public education system is something that I have long struggled to accept as it has many flaws but seems to be one of those “necessary evils.” I hate to look at it that way, it just seems that’s the best words I can put to it.
But maybe it’s not the system itself that is broken beyond repair, but the factors and dependency that too many people put on it to make their lives whole.
Let’s explore this a bit.
THRIVE: The New Economy and Careers
All too often we hear about companies that have cut benefits, laid off thousands and/or cut retirement. Some of these are huge companies whom we never thought would be struggling for money.
The simple fact is that the industrial revolution is over. We do not need as many people working in factories anymore nor should we expect the opportunity that so many people over the past 100 or so years had.
I have long since decided that going to work for a large company for benefits is completely useless. But the conversations still come around from time to time…
THRIVE: The New Economy and Family
To start this series off, we’re going to delve into on something quite touchy. It will involve dependence on government, a company and ultimately, man. There will be no need to state my views on government as I think they will come across very clearly.
But to clarify, I love my country. I respect the Oval Office and the President who occupies it. It is my duty as a Christian to respect the authorities placed above me by God. So while my view may differ from yours and that of our current president, if you must, please disagree respectfully.
THRIVE Series Frequency Poll
THRIVE: Why are we doing? blog series will be starting Wednesday, December 12.
Would you prefer to see it as
A) 10 weeks, 1 per week
B) 4 weeks, 3 per week
Comment with your answer. Thanks everyone!