“In the waiting, we become” –Jeff Goins
What is it we become?
Maybe Jeff tells us in his new book.
When I read this at the bottom of the Nester’s post, it got me thinking.
We, my husband and I, are in the waiting.
We know when we will be moving.
We don’t yet know where.
God knows. We don’t.
So in all this waiting, I am becoming.
What is it that I am becoming?
The other day I mentioned that I think I am becoming more patient.
Today, I realized that I am becoming more engaged in this moment and less so about the next.
Or as much as one can be when plans still need to be made.
I can’t live my life entirely by the seat of my pants. [grin]
Really? What does that even mean?
I guess living more in the moment means exactly that.
Since I have no idea what my life is going to look like in 24 days it’s hard for me to look into the future very far.
I’m wondering if this is how we are supposed to live, even if we can plan our lives 3 months, 6 months, a year ahead.
All we have is this moment.
We don’t have any idea, no matter how much we plan or think about tomorrow or next year, what those times will bring, or even if we’ll be here.
So what am I doing in this moment?
I guess you’ll have to wait and see.
Just like me. [smile]
Yeah, I’ll probably blog about some of it.
Like the picture I painted today.
With paint, not words, that hangs on my wall.
Oh…back to the original statement.
“In the waiting, we become.”
[Thanks Jeff for the this mental journey!]
Are you waiting for something?
Are you becoming something in your wait?
I’d love to hear about it so we can cheer each other on.
Waiting and becoming…
P.S. It occurred to me that you might suggest that the goal of our becoming should be….to become like Christ. And I agree. However, if you have ever been in the furnace or crucible, you will undoubtedly prefer to not have all your character lacks exposed to the flame at one time. Just saying. Purification is not a pleasant experience, no matter how wonderful the outcome.
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