Are You Who You’re Going to Be?
On Tuesday, I purchased Michelle Obama’s bestselling book, Becoming. I have not started reading it yet, but as often happens, my mind sets adrift simply based on the title of a book. So this morning I happened to glance over at the book lying next to me and the question arose “are you who you’re going to be.” I thought wow. That’s something to think about.
Am I who I’m going to be? As for me, I felt like I knew the answer right off the top. No, I am not who I’m going to be. In fact, I have no idea what God has in store for me because as long as I live and breathe, I’ll be a work in progress. Therefore, it’s impossible for me to be who I’m going to be at this time.
During this time of year, usually beginning with Thanksgiving, I have a tendency to enter escape mode and bask in my quiet space. Sometimes I think. Sometimes I simply enjoy the peace that I “create.” In that quiet time, I imagine that now I’ll be thinking about the possibilities of what I might become. I already image that whatever I become, I’ll be at peace with it. I’ll have aged into that space gracefully. At least I hope so, but nonetheless, I’ll be happy with where I am.
I Am Who I Am
For now, I’ll stay content with who I am today, with all my faults and everything that comes along with it. I’m packaged and gift wrapped by God himself. Therefore, I am who I am by God’s amazing grace. Whew! I am so very grateful for being able to say that, because I haven’t always been able to do so. And for that I am thankful.
So I ask you: Are you who you’re going to be?