Continuing on with some quotes from Mark Batterson’s Wild Goose Chase:
I am going to use two quotes here this morning. The first is from Mark as he writes,
“…God seems to be far less concerned with where I am going than with who I’m becoming. I think some of us want to know the will of God more than we want to know God.”
It is not easy to focus more on the process than it is the destination. Dreams, goals and vision that God gives you are certainly good to have, but God is more concerned with who you are becoming than He is in your achieving anything. It is not easy for me to write that, because I do want to know what the end result of my journey is gong to be. I want to know where I will end up, and when I will get there. And yes, God is interested in that as well, but if I get to the end and have learned nothing about God in the process, what have I really gained? Nothing! The journey is where we get to know God. It is where He works and shows Himself strong.
Mark then quotes Oswald Chambers:
“The question of getting to a particular end is a mere incident. What we call the process, God calls the end. His purpose is that I depend in Him and on His power now. It is the process, not the end, which is glorifying to God.”
Wow. Just read that and let it sink in a bit. We think that the goal achieved, the desire accomplished, the status attained is what it is all about. Really, it is about how we get there, and how our relationship with God grows in the process.
So, what are you concerned with? Going… or Becoming?