I was at a leadership retreat this week and there was this idea that was thrown out that all of the sudden made me understand myself a little better. The idea was people don’tchange; they just become more of who they already are.
Think about it, what did you love to do as a kid? What subjects in school did you excel in? What were you naturally good at? Aren’t you just more of all of these things today?
For as long as I remember, I have always loved pulling together people to complete a task. Even as a kid I naturally took the lead in school projects, I made the presentations and I looked for opportunities to be up front. While public speaking is the number two fear in this country, give me a microphone and an audience and I could talk my head off for hours.
This weekend I realized that I have simply become more of what I already am. So my question is, what are you becoming? What are you leading up to in your life? Do you like who you are becoming? While your strengths and weakness may stay the same, your character can be transform. If you’re a jerk, you don’t have to stay that way.
One of the things I’ve noticed is that relationships can have a huge effect on people. I’ve seen some really stupid guys get into relationships with some amazing women and they have matured and their character has changed. I’ve seen it the other way around as well. Relationships can be powerful. There is nothing more transformative that a relationship with the creator of the air you breathe. Nothing can transform like an encounter with God, which is tantamount to having an encounter with love. Love is the only thing that can transform character that can heal brokenness and that can mend the pain. Pure love helps us come to a realization that we can’t change ourselves, only be transformed.Share