Summary: Today we are asking the question, “What drives your life?” I think this question is worth thinking about. What does the Bible have to say regarding right drivers and wrong drivers?
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WHAT DRIVES MY LIFE?
Well, hello everyone and welcome to The Journey. So I’m glad you’re with us today. I want to welcome those of you who are in our Manhattan location as well as those of you are who are joining us new at our brand new Jersey City location. So we welcome you as well. Of course, we have just hundreds of people around who listen to our podcast, so we welcome those of you who are listening on the podcast today as well. Well, today we are asking the question, “What drives your life?” I think this question is worth thinking about. What does the Bible have to say regarding right drivers and wrong drivers? And somebody who was in the earlier service today, they were like “wrong drivers”. The first fill in, just so you know, was not woman. That’s not the first fill in of wrong drivers. That’s what somebody was trying to say to me. Not that. Instead, I want to look at the four wrong drivers that often get into the driver seat of our life. And I just want to qualify these wrong drivers—in a sense these things that I want to give you. They are okay in your life, they are just really bad drivers in your life. You will see what I mean. Let me give you the first one. The first wrong driver that often gets into the driver’s seat of your life and mine, is:
FOUR WRONG DRIVERS
We are driven to have more. We are driven to have more toys. To get more stuff. I mean, we always have to have the latest. And some of you are really into this kind of deal. You have the latest gadgets. And your big fear is that you are going to get a new cell phone, and then another new cell phone is going to come out after that cell phone, but you are still stuck in your contract for the old cell phone, and so you get into all this envy of electronic envy when it comes to this area, because sometimes possessions drive our life. It’s like that old bumper sticker about—he who dies with the most toys, wins. That’s sort of the mantra for the person who is driven by possessions. I always think, you know, he who dies with the most toys is, well, dead. You know. That’s just the reality of how that works. Possessions, it’s okay to have possessions, just don’t make that the driver of your life. A second drive we also have in the driver’s seat of our life is:
We are driven to be popular. We are driven just to go along with the crowd. We are driven to see how many people know us and how many people we are known by. We are driven to be famous. And certainly here in this metro area, the idea of being driven by your own fame, to have your name in light. Of course, this is a big drive in our society. There are people that are just known for being known. Think about that. What has Paris Hilton ever really done? Other than she is just known for being known. I mean, she is popular in this field. It’s about getting to the top of your game. And there is certainly nothing wrong with being popular. There is nothing wrong with being liked. But again, if you let this be the primary drive of your life, you are going to find that life is empty. Then many people are driven by: