I am going through some leadership traing for work the next few days. The first day was today and part of it was about how little we really know about ourselves. A question was asked: What is one thing that you really know right now about yourself?
My answer was: I am not the me that I will one day be.
For me, change is inevitable. There are some people who never seem to change, but I think that even they do. I am not talking about changing core beliefs pertaining to my faith. However, I think that the way that I express my faith will change.
I used to think that the most important thing I could as a Christian was study the Bible. Now I know that studying it without putting what is says into action is un-Christ-like.
I also used to think that doing great big things for God was what I needed to focus on. Now I know that anything that I do, as long as it is done with great love, it just as good and maybe even better.
I used to stress out about doing everything just right. Now I realize that God’s grace is sufficient for me as I try to follow Him and fail from time to time.
Right now, on my journey, the pressure is off. I realize that God is working on me to make me what I am meant to be. I, of course, need to play an active role in it. However, as I read my Bible, pray, and practice what I read, I will be changed.
I am continually becoming a a better me; in the meantime I will continue to lean upon God and enjoy the journey.