Start With Why

But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.  -John 20:31

I watched a TED talk a while back by Simon Sinek that was called “Start With Why.”  Sinek’s premise is this:  in order to lead, one absolutely must have his or her WHY in laser focus.  It’s not the how, the who, or the what that is most important, Sinek explains; yet many leaders waste all their time and energy on details and specifics.  To illustrate his point–that the WHY is the essence, the heart of any leader’s power–Sinek says:  “[Martin Luther King, Jr.] gave the ‘I have a dream’ speech, not the ‘I have a plan’ speech.”

No one cares about plans–they care about dreams!  Purposes!  The heart of the matter!  The WHY.

At the end of John’s Gospel, he explains his purpose in writing.  The Gospel may not start with WHY, but it definitely ends with WHY: so that you may come to believe, that you may have life in Jesus’ name.

What’s your WHY in life? 

Do you know? 

Might John’s Gospel ending be a good place for you to start?

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