chapter 1

Chapter 1

You are here

Welcome to my kitchen table. As I write this I am sitting at my kitchen table, listening to my son. I would be working on this at my office at church but with the distractions there it would take me so long that I would have all the answers to the questions in the book. So I am here. Where are you? The answer to that question is based upon the context. Where are you? (Location) or where are you? (Personally). Where are you?

My mentor preached on this and thanks to him, this will be the first question raised in this book. Where are you? Where are we? Where are you with school? Where are you with your family? Where are you financially? Where are you in your relationships? Where are you on your journey? Where are you with God?

Let’s say we go to the Mall of America and go shopping. We have this whole day planned out and we are so excited to buy clothes, video games, eat mini doughnuts and watch people. We are ready. We park our car in the ramp and begin walking into the mall. Now the Mall of America is the biggest mall in the world. Every time I go there, it takes me over half an hour to locate my car when I decide to leave. So what do we do when we enter the mall? We look for the map. Once we find the map we locate the stores that we want to buy out. Then what do we do? We need to check the little colored dot that says, “You are here.” In order to know where we are going we need to know where we are. Where are we?

We always think we know where we are going but we never know where we are at. Where are you as you read this? What are you going through right now? What is your emotional condition? What is your spiritual condition? Are you burning out? Are you bored with life? Are you doubting God? Are you pressured on all sides and sophicating? Are you at the end of your rope? Where are you? We need to be honest with ourselves. We need to evaluate our selves, so we can know where we are going.

Let’s put the gloves down from this point on and not be on the defensive. This is about us being better, not bitter.

Where do you want to be? Who do you want to be? Not just on the outside, but who do you want to be on the inside. Where are you


3 Responses to “chapter 1”

  1. Emma K Says:

    That’s right, you can’t find our way to Panda Express without knowing where you’re at first! 🙂

    I seriously love this!

    Thanks for posting this Jarvis. These are really great questions to ask everyday to challenge ourselves to live “better” per say.


  2. Justin Carlson Says:

    I am waiting. God made a promise to me and I am waiting. That is where I am.

  3. Jackson Says:

    I feel a lot more individuals will need to read this, quite beneficial info.

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