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. My injury forced me out of this performance context and I finally 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 has received Gods love and in return, loves Him back.
And through the process of life, continues to grow and be changed by His love.