Chapter 15: The Will (Freshman 15 Snippet)

Here’s a snippet from Chapter 15: The Will:

When I worked on an assembly line one summer during college, I learned the significance concerning quotas.  Each Monday morning, I would put my gloves and goggles on, and I would receive a quota of bottom sashes for skylights that needed to be completed by Friday.  If I could not produce the quota of skylights, I put other workers behind or had the possibility of  having to work on that Saturday.  We did not receive a new quota until the first quota was done.  All I had to worry about was the number that had been given me by my boss.  It would have been foolish to ask my boss if I could work on next week’s assignment when this week’s had not been completed yet.  I didn’t get a new assignment until I had completed what had already been given me.

God’s will is a lot like that.  Most college students eagerly seek to discover God’s will concerning a job or a mate, but they fail to realize that God has already given them assignments that they have not yet completed.  Why would God give you a new assignment if you have not completed the ones he has already given you?

Leading up to the time around when I get to release Freshman 15, I wanted to provide you a snippet every day for 15 days at 15:00 in the afternoon.  That was chapter 15.  Book snippets done.  I plan on having the official word on the release date within a couple of days.  Stay posted!

Travis Agnew is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. He serves as the Senior Pastor of Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is What God Has Joined Together.