How close are you to becoming you? This question strikes me as being somewhat philosophical or, as people in our great bible-belt would say, “new-agey.” But I think it is a question that really needs to be considered.
Everyone of us was born with the potential to become someone. That someone that we can become is not the person that we start out being (a fussy, completely dependent baby) nor is it what we are now (somewhat matured but still with selfish tendencies that often override our actions). That someone that we were made to become is selfless, caring, loving—a person who is capable of living in harmony with everyone and everything else.
Somewhere deep inside we all know that this is true. The universality of this belief is shown in our discontentment with what we are now. In our quiet, reflective moments there are realizations that we aren’t what we should be and there is a longing to be something other than what we are.
We do things to try to compensate for these feelings. Our desire to achieve personal or professional goals rises from our desire to be better. Once those goals are achieved, however, we once again notice the hollowness. There are others who seek after various thrills to fill this void. Trips may be taken, new ventures tried, even drugs could enter into the picture, but the gnawing reality remains—there is something missing, something better, something more. It is an unspoken reality that we live with.
Where do these feelings come from? I believe that we were created, formed, with these feelings. These feelings of the need for something better are in us to get us to seek for the thing that will best fill the gap. God, our Creator, desires for us to seek a relationship with Him and it is that relationship that can transform us into the “us” that we are meant to be.
We are meant to be God’s agents for change and blessing in this world. It is in having this mission that we can really be who we were created to be.