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Why Are You Doing This?


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The reflections of a Bible college student, written by Andrew Funderburk.

“I am so stressed from homework right now,” thought the Bible college student as he walked down the hallway to the library. “I hope I’m doing the homework correctly. What if the person looking over my paperwork finds a lot of mistakes? What if I have to completely retype my paper? I don’t want to be answering anything incorrectly! I hope I make a good grade at this! What if my answer is out of line with what the Bible says? I don’t want to look like a heretic!” With these thoughts in mind, he finally made it to the library and found the librarian sitting behind the desk waiting for him. “Hi!” she said cheerily as he walked over to the desk. He in turn gave greetings back to her. As she began to look over his paperwork, he began to pour out a lot of the thoughts to her about what he had been thinking. Suddenly, she stopped reading, looked him in the eye, and asked, “Why are you doing this? Are you doing this for the grade? Are you doing this for your professor? Are you doing this for the school? Are you doing this for your parents? Are you doing this for you? Why are you doing this?” Immediately the student looked down, realizing what he had been doing. Why was he doing this?

Why are you doing what you do? Are you doing it just to do it?

“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” -1 Corinthians 10:31

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” –Colossians 3:23

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