Descartes . . .
Sartre . . .
Maslow’s Hierarchy . . .
Narrative of Self . . .
Chapters 4-7 (pp. 27-68) are not just a rehash of Psychology 101. These philosophers have had a profound effect on our culture. How much has their “doctrine” affected my worldview? my thinking and belief?
Follow your heart . . .
You determine your destiny . . .
Pursue your best self; fulfill your needs . . .
You are the author of your story . . .
Make certain that you matter . . .
Think of how these philosophies have been integrated into our culture. Whether movies, TV, commercials, best seller books — it is everywhere.
Here is a counter-cultural question — Who is the true “author” of my story? Who ultimately has the right to make the rules? And before you immediately jump to the Sunday School answer, consider . . .
How do I define myself?
What happens when my circumstances change? when my plans go completely and totally wrong? do I matter? does anyone care what I want?
Some Scripture to consider:
2 Corinthians 11; Philippians 3; Matthew 6:19-34; John 15:18-25
“Let God write your story . . .” — Steve Saint
What attributes of God do you need to remember/believe/submit to, in order to combat these cultural beliefs?