Who should I marry? What should I do for a living? How does God want me to serve him to impact the world? These are incredibly important questions. But as we pursue the answers, we often struggle with anxiety and uncertainty. What if I make a wrong decision? How do I know for sure what God wants for my life? On February 7, 2019, I spoke to college students at Kansas State University on the topic of confidently and passionately pursuing the will of God for your life.
You ever heard of the song “Binary Sunset?” It’s the song that plays in the background during the scene in the original Star Wars movie when Luke Skywalker really, really wants to go to the Academy and live a life of adventure…but realizes that he’s got to stay home and help his uncle work the farm.
It’s a dramatic song. A melancholy song. A song that is meant to convey two main emotions: disappointment and depression. And as the song plays, the scene unfolds with Luke looking out over the horizon watching not one, but two suns going down (Binary Sunset!) and the look on his face says it all:
“My hopes are dashed. My dreams are in the toilet. I. Am. Screwed."