It is not long after little Sally begins to talk that she starts asking a question that is part curiosity part annoyance: “Why?” It seems that no matter how good an answer you give, there is always another “Why?” waiting to pop out. It leads many loving, caring, involved parents to deliver that line they heard so often from their parents, “Because I said so.”
I encountered an interesting article by Craig Dewe on LifeHack.com. He says in his introduction:
“We live in a world filled by constant distractions. There are unlimited activities floating around us at all times that can take our attention, and often the ones that scream the loudest win. A simple way to improve your life is to discover your personal why.
Most people live their lives by focusing on what they have to do. The endless tasks continue to mount up, and we wonder why we never feel like we’re getting ahead. It feels like we’re sprinting on a treadmill just trying to keep up, and every task completed is quickly replaced by new ones.
Life gets a lot simpler when we stop to ask ourselves why we do things.”
I guess we shouldn’t grow out of asking “Why?” It’s a great question. Continually asking it will help you define your purpose and refine your life choices. It may annoy you at times; it may annoy others, but keep asking!
There is no substitute for knowing your purpose in life. Let me recommend to you that you begin that quest not in a university or at a seminar but by going to God. He delights in revealing Himself and His will to you. He delights in helping you discover the purpose for your life. He delights in giving wisdom … and He doesn’t laugh at you just because you don’t know stuff. James writes, “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.” (James 1:5)