Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Beauty of the Process

Zig Ziglar once said, "What you get by reaching your destination is not nearly as important as what you will become by reaching your destination." Many of us get so caught up in the goal that we miss completely the beauty of the process. The funny thing about that is that the process seldom looks very beautiful up close. It is only in the rear view mirror that we catch a glimpse of how great it really was. I want to fall in love with the process and embrace it for what it is rather than dash through it wanting desperately to see what I get at the end of the race. I don't want to look back on anything and scratch my head trying to remember what happened. All of this "becoming" happens on the road-not at the end of the road. God, help me to see the beauty of the process because it is not what I get that matters at the end of it all, but whether I look more like You.