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Our eldest grandchild is about to graduate from high school and I am about to ask her some questions. My worship leader has recently hit it big on YouTube, and is now in demand across the nation. I have some questions for him.

Most people live their lives taking thing as they come, and muddle through. Some people, (like Moi), have a definite direction, plan accordingly, and work the plan. Some of those people, (once again, Moi), succeed and live out the plan. A few people, (not Moi!), ask themselves the questions that need to be asked at the beginning, questions that determine the ending.

I wish that I had read about Jimmy Buffet fifty years ago. But then, fifty years ago Jimmy Buffet was just a singer with one big hit, and a couple of also rans. But he had asked himself two big questions—What do I want to do, and what can I do that will allow me to do what I want to do. His answer to the first question was easy—sail boats and fly airplanes. Since both require a certain amount of leisure time and vast amounts of money he asked what he could do that would give him both. He had made spending money in college as a singer/guitarist, and, voila, Margaritaville was born. You can read all of this in his excellent book, “A Pirate Looks At Fifty,” still a good read though both he and I are well past fifty. One big hit, “Margaritaville”, and a couple of also rans like “CheeseBurger In Paradise,” created a financial enterprise that left plenty of time for sailing and flying. All because he asked himself two questions.

There are some questions that I wish that I had asked myself fifty years ago. Questions like the ones that I have for the grandchild and the worship leader. Questions that, if answered, would have gotten me to where I am faster, and with less aggravation along the way. I’m going to share some of the questions that I should have asked myself “Behind The Door.” The immediate question is—“Will you join me there?” Followed by—“What questions do you need to ask yourself?” I’ll meet you “Behind The Door.”

Dr. Leon Stutzman

Pastor, Author, Creative Thinker, Problem Solver, More Than A Prophet, Legend, and Icon


Dr. Leon Stutzman has been called all of these things by the people that he has helped. But everyone calls him "Doc."

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