“What am I going to be when I grow up?”
My generation was raised on this question and always told, “You have plenty of time to figure it out.”
Then we grew up. We still don’t have it figured out.
Enter the existential crisis of the century.
As young adults, we’re ready to run screaming for our blanket fort before the pressure of our future crushes us. We search for answers (sadly, they can’t be found in the blanket fort).
Maybe we’re not finding answers
because we’re not asking the right questions.
–Chapter 1, What Now
As I searched for God’s will in my young adult life, I stumbled upon a bite-sized question that changed the way I viewed the future.
Not, “Lord, what should I do in five years?”
Not, “Lord, what is my life plan?”
“Lord, what now?”
Whether it’s rooted in our recent graduation, a change in the landscape of our college lives, or the continual longing for a life that means more, all of us have wondered what the future holds.
All of us have stood at that crossroads, wondering if God will truly be the future and the hope we were promised in Sunday school.
There are lots of books that promise to help us find our destiny. They have catchy titles like, “Figure out Your Future in 5 Steps!” They are helpful, but never complete. Because “figuring out your future” is not the answer.
Jesus never led His disciples in a “Figure out the Future” workshop.
He never taught them how to sketch out a five-year plan. Which was probably for the best, considering that the disciples’ five year plans usually involved ruling the world and setting people on fire (Mark 10:37, Luke 9:54).
Jesus taught His disciples to pray, “Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.” (Matt. 6:10-11)
Rather than teach them to map out the magical, mystical will of God, He taught them how to walk in step with Him moment by moment.
“Our God wants so much
more for us than a five-year plan.
He knows that if He hands us the road map,
we’re going to take off in our own direction
and miss out on His guidance.”
—Chapter 10, What Now?
What Now? is not a road map for your life. It is a step-by-step walk with your Savior into the wild unknown. This ten-week Bible study searches for God’s will–not just for your future–but in every area of your life.
What if we could take on our young adulthood fearlessly?
What if we could make our decisions with confidence?
What if our walk of faith was not a guessing game, but a glorious adrenaline rush?
This book is for the high school senior who lives in fear of the future. This book is for the college student changing their major…again. This book is for the young adult standing at the crossroads of their life asking, “What Now?”
Each chapter is equipped with three weekly challenges that will put these lessons into practice.
The Practical Challenge will cause us to confront our hardest questions head-on.
The Spiritual Challenge will hold those questions beneath the light of God’s Word.
The Somewhat Unusual Challenge will cultivate a deeper relationship with God by drawing us out of our comfort zones.
I want to live knowing that I am doing what I was created to do. I want to be sure that I am walking in the good works that God has prepared for me. I want to have the confidence of living in the center of God’s will.
I know you do too.
What Now? is currently available for pre-order on Amazon and will release July 5th in both Kindle and Print editions. I am ecstatic to see what God will do with this book.
Pre-order What Now? here for just $4.29, and keep an eye out for the release on July 5th!