By Josh McDowell I longed to be happy. I wanted to be one of the happiest people in the entire world.
Here's how you can change your life, forever. By Josh McDowell I longed to be happy. I wanted to be one of the happiest people in the entire world.
I also desired meaning in life. I was looking for answers to the questions: I wanted to be one of the freest people in the whole world.
Freedom to me was not simply doing what you want to do -- anyone can do that. Freedom, for me, meant having the power to do what you know you ought to do. Most people know what they ought to do but don't have the power to do it.
So I started looking for answers. Where can one find positive change? It seemed that almost everyone was into some sort of religion, so I did the obvious thing and went to church.
I must have hit the wrong church, though, because it only made me feel worse. I went to church morning, noon and night, but it didn't help. I'm very practical, and when something doesn't work, I chuck it. So, I gave up religion. I began to wonder if prestige was the answer.
Being a leader, accepting some cause, giving yourself to it, and being popular might do it, I thought. At the university I attended, the student leaders held the purse strings and threw their weight around. So I ran for freshman class president and got elected.
It was great having everyone know me, making the decisions, and spending the university's money to get speakers I wanted. It was great, but it wore off like everything else I had tried. I would wake up Monday morning usually with a headache because of the night before and my attitude was, "Well, here goes another five days.
Happiness revolved around three nights a week -- Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Then the vicious cycle began all over again. Seeking life change, positive change I suspect that few people in the universities and colleges of this country were more sincere about trying to find meaning, truth, and purpose in life than I was. During that time I noticed a small group of people -- eight students and two faculty members.
There was something different about their lives. They seemed to know why they believed what they believed.
They also seemed to know where they were going. The people I began to notice didn't just talk about love -- they got involved.
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