Kevin DeYoung’s Just Do Something is a book for Christian young people. But it’s not just for them. It’s for burned-out parents, retired grandparents, and tinkering millennials. The subtitle gives a preview of the book’s message: how to make a decision without dreams, visions, fleeces, impressions, open doors, random Bible verses, casting lots, liver shivers, writing in the sky, etc.
Note: This is the first installment of a multi-part “interview” that I conducted with the book.
Question: What is the aim of the book?
Answer: The aim is not so much to tell you how to hear God’s voice in making decisions as it is to help you hear God telling you to get off the long road to nowhere and finally make a decision, get a job, and perhaps, get married.
Question: From where comes the hesitancy many of us feel in making decisions and settling down in life?
Answer: There are at least 2 sources:
- The new generations enjoy—or at least they think they enjoy—”unparalleled freedom”.
- Our search for the will of God.
Q: What has this hesitancy in making decisions and setting down in life resulted in?
A: It has resulted in our being full of passivity and empty on follow-through.
Q: How ought we to be?
A: When it comes to our future, we should take some responsibility, make a decision, and just do something.