The process of life is not just about what we accomplish, but who we become.
I look back to this picture of my 17 year old self, reminded of how I would view myself solely on the basis of my performance. My value as a person was in what I could accomplish & what I could do for others. Through injury & hardship over the last 7 years, I began to experience the hopelessness and pain that comes from living life this way. Through the process of injury, I was taken out of this performance context and began to realize how much more the Father cares about the kind of person I am becoming, rather than all that I could accomplish in this life.
What do you want to be known for? Is it enough to say a good dancer, successful Doctor, accomplished musician?
I hope I would just be known as someone who loves God. And through the process of life, continues to grow and be changed by His love.