I’ve spent much of my lifetime focused on doing things. At school, there were papers, projects, tests, and athletic competitions. At home, there were chores followed by other activities like reading or playing a game or piano lessons. Even at church, there were Sunday school classes, worship team rehearsals, service projects and youth group.
My calendar is still full of things to do. Errands to run. Children to carpool to their next activity. Meals to fix and clothes to wash. Songs to rehearse. Depositions to read for my parttime job. Word count goals to reach.
I’ve spent my days doing with little thought as to whether those activities contribute to the bigger picture of my life.
To be and to become. That’s my hope for this year. Otherwise all of my doing may not actually get me any closer to my dreams.
What about you? Do you agree with the opening quote? Is what you are “doing” linked to who you are or what you are becoming?