God gave us hearts, He gave us souls. He gave us personalities and lives, some pleasant and idyllic…but some complicated and tragic. And some of us teeter on the fence, perilously suspended somewhere between fulfillment and discontent. Which are you?
We can choose to conform to all of who others want us to be—demand us to be—or we can choose to be ourselves and not worry so much about who we think we ought to be.
Some of us are like square pegs, and we may never ever fit into the round hole.
And wouldn’t that be nice?
To flee from the formulas, the agendas, the criteria. To breathe and be with God and for God…and not let the people be who we want to please, but instead seek contentment with the Creator? To love like Him and show love like Him and be love like Him.
My heart wants to dance on the white sands of night beaches and be free of alarm clocks and lists. My soul wants to rip the anxious ties that bind it and explore creativity with reckless abandon.
And where do we square pegs fit in this world of ambition and competition and the aspiration of enough-ness…when all we want is to simply be?
I know I have responsibilities and I will not desert them, but they do not need to overwhelm my every hour of my every day. My lungs needs space, my heart needs to maintain its rhythm, and my mind needs rest.
And so I will focus on what needs to be done—but at my own pace, with my own skill, and rising to my own expectations…listening to the voice of reason and not losing sight of who I am.
Just. be. you.