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Doing and Being

by | May 11, 2022 | Life | 0 comments

It is incredibly easy for our identity to get so wrapped up in something we are DOING that we inadvertently lose our BEING.

The result is we reduce our BEING to such an extent that we feel lost, or in free fall, once we’re no longer DOING.

Remember, you’re a human BEING, not a human DOING.

Don’t find your purpose in your DOING, but in your BEING.

It sounds elementary and is for the most part, but it’s arrogant to think any of us are above slipping from BEING to DOING.

In fact, this season I find myself in has allowed me to see that I was so tied up in the church plant, both in the preparatory years before and then during the plant, that I unintentionally exchanged BEING for DOING.

The answer: Slow down, abide in Jesus, and allow the Holy Spirit to restore those unbound connections to the Father.

Simply put… just BE.

For it’s in BEING that we (re)discover the unforced rhythms of grace that sustain us.

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” – Matthew 11:28-30 MSG

Grace and Peace.


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