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Slain Before the Foundation

I'm doing an in depth study on God's Eternal Purpose (or His original intent, or His ultimate intent) because I always like to get the Big Picture of things. This is necessary to figure out what's important and what is not, really. Here's an example of how that worked one time in my life. In college at some point I realized my purpose was to learn stuff. I was nearing the end of a design project and I had a solid "A" on it. Some new information opened up that I could pursue for my project that MIGHT make it way better, or MIGHT be a dud, resulting in a crappy grade. Should I risk the solid "A" that I had in the bag? If my ultimate purpose for college was to get "A"s the answer would have been no. But since I knew my purpose was to learn stuff, I opted to go for the new information. I cannot remember the