The Destination Disease…

Are we dying from the destination disease? What is it?

This is the final week for a couple of students at the Bible Institute. Over the past 45 years several students have graduated the program.

It is not unique for students to face the destination disease upon graduation. The idea involves completing a goal and believing it is the end. There is no need to study anymore, to work, or to grow. Basically, this is the top and nothing more needs to be done.

This is a dangerous place to be. Why?

One loses creativity. There is plateau of knowledge. The passionate fire of learning is snuffed out.

In the end, a form of intellectual death occurs.

The question we should consider is how can we avoid this disease? Based on “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch, three ideas come to mind.

Be content with what you have, but never who or where you are.

Remember there are no shortcuts.

Always do the extra credit.

The destination disease can infect anyone at anytime. We need to work constantly at keeping the passion alive to be a student.

3 comments on “The Destination Disease…

  1. Ken Burton says:

    All I can add to what you wrote is, “Amen, brother!”
    Thanks for the reminder and the challenge!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  2. Rick Kelley says:

    Bob, I appreciate this blog so much. I am glad to see that you teach (and model) “leadership” at BV. I passed the link to this blog on to our elders, and I know they will appreciate it as well. Practical, precise and biblical. Thank you very much.

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