January Series: Who Do You Want To Be?
Everyone wants to be better. Be more. Excel. Advance.
With the greatest of intentions we work and strive and try to be everything we think we need to be… and either burn out, give up, or keep trying to fake it with as little effort as possible. We look in the mirror and we look back at the trail of unmet expectations and realize, “This isn’t who I want to be.”
But… what if it’s much simpler than we thought it was? Maybe it’s time to take another look at ourselves in the mirror and ask: Who Do You Want To Be?
We all want to be something. Usually someone more. We want to be better people. But, there’s a gap between who we want to be and who we are. Why? Why can’t we really be who we want to be? In part 1 of the series, we pose our answer to this age-old question, and what you can do about it.
You already know this: Happy relationships create a happy life. The problem is… being around people is hard. In part 2, we’ll take a closer look at the root of every relationship problem (whoa), and why there’s a gap between who we want to be and who we are when it comes to relationships.
When we were younger, we had dreams… big dreams… to have the ultimate career. A firefighter, an astronaut, a pizza cook… But then grew up and the bills grew. Who we wanted to be and who we are now don’t necessarily line up. So what’s the purpose of work? How do we be who we want to be where God has us now? Watch or listen to find out more.
Who we want to be is really rooted in a desire to be a part of something bigger than just ourselves. And this need to belong can often result in an us vs. them mentality. And, for the reality is people usually reject the claims of Jesus because of the actions of those who say they follow him. But what if we flipped the script? What about if we decided to be known for what we are FOR rather than what we are against? Truly, the only person who can change that is WE.