My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

It’s Not About What You Want To Be

I was going to be the first woman president. At least that’s what I thought when I was a kid. I wrote a book all about it and published it with a great deal of cardstock and rubber cement. There was a problem with this scenario though.

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I hate politics.

Now, some may say that would make me the perfect candidate, but the truth is I have no interest in running a country. I have no interest in making decisions that affect so many people. Perhaps it wasn’t about what I wanted to be, but who I wanted to be.

I wanted to matter. I still do.

When we think about what we want to do with our life, we often forget who we want to be.

Who we are is more important than what we do.

Instead of thinking about all the things I want to do, maybe it’s time I turned things around and thought about who I am and who I want to be.

When we are who we’re meant to be, what we do flows out of that.

I know I am a child of God and the truth that He lays out for me is truth I can stand on.

I had a hard time hitting publish on my post the other day. In the same way, I have a hard time saying who I really want to be. I let the glass box I’ve placed myself in dictate the limits of what I can do and I’ve even lost my voice.

But maybe I’m not as trapped as I think I am. Maybe I’m already free, but just forget to walk in that freedom.

If you could let go of anything that holds you back, who would you be?


Join me on this heart journey of 31 days to Finding Your Way Home.

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About Becky Hastings

I am emotional and logical. I am strong and dependent. I am a juxtaposition of head and heart exploring it all through writing. And in all my mixed-up ways I am loved. I'm here to tell you that you are, too. Just the way you are.

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