Destiny determines identity


Terry read to me a portion from Mark Buchanan’s book, The Rest of God.  Here is a good quote.

“Anticipation completes the journey that begins with memory and sojourns in reflection.  Anticipation is that journey’s destination.  Apart from this—apart from any nurtured expectancy about things unseen, a growing certainty about things hope for—some truths about both God and self will remain obscure.  Who God really is and who you really are: this is understood, not just in light of the past and the present, but in light of the future too.  Who will you be?  This is as crucial to your full identity as who you have been or have become.  The future shapes you as much as the past of the present, maybe more.  Destiny, every bit as much as history, determines identity.” p 208-209


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About Steve Morgan

I work in Global Leadership Development with Cru with my wife, Terry. We have been married 30 years and have 4 grown children. We have a Masters in Global Leadership together through Azusa Pacific University. I generally write about 5 “L’s: Living Well, Loving Deeply, Learning Continuously, Leading Courageously and Leaving a Legacy. I occasionally write about Laughing Loudly. Subscribe on the right side to receive an email whenever there is a new post. I invite you to leave your comments so we can dialogue on the various topics and learn from each other. If you are new to the site, you might start with looking at some of the top posts or doing a search on the right side bar for one of the 5 “L’s” that interest you. Or you can view the blog archives for topics. Photo Credit: sarahjoellephotography.com
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