“To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson

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?

Doing, Being, and Becoming
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  • January 13, 2010 at 8:43 am

    >Oh, isn't this how one gets into ruts? So, yes, I guess I do believe it a great deal. But I think what we concentrate our minds and hearts on must also be considered here. The meanial tasks have to get done alright but what is it we are thinking about while doing them? That plays a huge role in where we are going too, I think. There are seasons for everything and sometimes it takes seasons of mulling over something while doing what is required to reach the season of doing what you are called to do.

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