Monday, August 15, 2005
I want to be a person of depth...
And yet I *constantly* struggle with investing the time and energy.
I struggle because I want to be that way NOW. But I know that nothing happens overnight.
I struggle because I want it to be in ways that other people notice. But I know that the internal matters SO much more than the external.
I struggle because the everyday tasks often seem more pressing than the larger, underlying need to grow...to slow down...and keep priorities in order.
And here's the other thing. I do a lot of talking or thinking about this...but very little actual doing. Typical Bethany.
And so, month by month, week by week, and day by day...
I have to be about the things of substance, the things of value.
"Save me from those things that might distract me. Please take them away and purify my heart. I don't want to lose the eternal for the things that are passing. Cause what will I have when the world is gone if it isn't for the love that goes on and on - You're my One Thing." -rm