To live is to be in a constant state of evolving – growing, changing, and being transformed into something different, and hopefully better. And this process is true throughout our life and relationships and should be rightly honored.
For instance, few of us know our exact career aspirations from childhood – a clear vision of who we are to become and a dedicated attention to becoming just that. For most of us, it’s a vision that evolves over time.
Perhaps we start in one profession and eventually move to a second or third before finding our sweet spot. And even within the same profession we might notice a shift in our interests and the projects we choose to work on.
It’s only natural for our vision to evolve over time – to become clearer as we dive deeper into God’s calling for our life. And we’re not behind just because our vision is not as clear as we might like right now.
It often takes a lot of meaningful drifting on our journey toward maturity. And it’s helpful to remember our journey is an adventure – an ongoing discovery and evolution of God’s best for our life.
And this remains true both personally and relationally.
We’re not the same person we were yesterday. Our souls continue to grow and expand, to deepen and become more and more who we practice becoming in our daily life.
This tends to makes school reunions, for example, very interesting to attend. Who we’ve become over the years often requires us to be reintroduced to each other again.
And even committed relationships evolve. In fact, it’s our enduring commitment to each other that gives us the freedom to continue growing, individually and together, without the fear of abandonment.
Whether in marriage, friendship, or the like, a healthy relationship remains dynamic and evolving.
In the end, whatever the case, we stagnate and die when we stop maturing.
Honor all the ways in which you’re still evolving and becoming all that God has created you to become.