This past Winter Break I went to Passion 2010 – a conference in Atlanta, GA for 22,000+ college students. The theme of this conference was Isaiah 26:8 which says, “Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and your renown are the desire of our hearts.”
Pastor Andy Stanley was one of the speakers, and his message was simply this: Are you more concerned with what you do or who you are?
Honestly, most of my life has been totally consumed with what I do. I have been known by my schedule, my accomplishments and my future goals. I have not focused on being the man God wants me to be to the extent that it has defined me. I have focused more on doing what God wants me to do – which is only wrong when it’s out of place on the priority list.
I have taken many opportunities to grow here in my time at Baptist Bible College. This school has innumerable opportunities for personal growth. However, I regret that I did not take as many opportunities as I could have.
If you are a disciple of Christ, focus on being the person God wants you to be. Then He will show you what you are to do. Baptist Bible College is a great place to work on personal growth. The only wisdom I would give is to take advantage of it while you are here – FULL advantage.