How to ruin your life by 40

in Grow on December 5, 2011by Ben_Read


There is not a single person who would answer yes, if asked the question, Do you want your life to be miserable when you are older? Yet the majority of young people engage in decisions every day that are leading to that very end. This is evidence of a great disconnect in modern thinking. There is a denial of the law of cause and effect. Many lies have penetrated the mind of this generation, but none greater than this.
Every young man or woman has an image in their head of who they will be in several years, but that image is hardly ever the natural outcome of the life they are living. The truth is that most young people are comforted with a future perception of themselves that is based on the solid evidence of nothing.

I read this book, “How To Ruin Your Life By 40“, several years ago and have since asked every young man I disciple to read it. As a Husband and Father, I’ve thought extensively about the “mid-life” crisis. As the children are screaming, the house is in chaos and my wife is saying: “I’m tired” – I see how a selfish man would be tempted run. In my opinion, it comes to what Jesus said: “The enemy has come to steal, kill and destroy.”
This book causes you to think. It brings up situations that the enemy uses to steal finances and destroy marriages and causes you to think about how you would react. It is preparation for your life.
From the back cover:

The decisions you make now will define the rest of your life. 40 years old. It sounds like a long way off, but it’s not. Forty is just around the corner. And if you want to wake up with a fantastic life on that birthday, you’d better wake up today. Inside you’ll find the wisdom you need to answer some of the most important questions you’ll face over the next several years: Who will I marry? What kind of job will I have? How can I know God’s will for my life? How do I handle doubt and temptation? What is my life’s purpose? What if I blow it?
For the first 20 years of your life, your parents made the major decisions for you. From now on, you’ll be making the decisions. Are you ready? Consider this book your wake-up call.

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