I first read this quote by C.S. Lewis on my writer-friend, Susan Tuttle’s, blog: Steps Into the Abundant Life. I tucked it away in my quote file thinking I’d highlight it one day … and today’s the day.
I’ve wanted to be a lot of different things in my life.
- Older — as in “Oh, I can’t wait to be 10 … or 16 … or 21.”
- As good as — as in “Please let me compare myself with (fill in the blank) and be satisfied.”
- Content — as in “What I have, what I am is enough.”
And then, somehow, someway, I realized God, who created me (imagine that!) had something to say about who I was … and who I was to become. I was, as C.S. Lewis said, ” … born in God’s thought, and then made by God …” How life-giving is that truth? I embraced that truth. I stopped and listened. I changed my plans, my aspirations …
and yes, I got older.
And I asked him to help me not to strive so much. To stop the comparison game.
And I found contentment in who I was because he had made me with a purpose in mind.
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