On Becoming What You Are

Become what you already are; find Him Who is already yours; listen to Him Who never ceases speaking to you; own Him Who already owns you.”

St. Gregory of Sinai (13th century)
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  • paul fowler

    Timeless words of the sages!

  • Angus Nelson

    I love this quote! In fact, this concept is the culmination of the last chapter of my book, Love’s Compass. If we all would connect to the power, beauty, and creativity that’s ALREADY in us through Christ, the world would experience significant restoration at the hands and hearts of God’s people. Thanks for the quote!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/rosacola rosacola

    "…never ceases speaking to you;"


    If only all Christians would understand and believe this truth.
    My recent post Review of “Sex, Lies & Religion” by Randy Elrod

  • http://www.lightboxmethod.com John R. Wiuff

    Thanks, I needed that…

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  • Father Wade Fahnestock

    Right on!

    That reminds me of the tweet I posted a couple of days ago from Lord of the Rings Return of the King.

    Elrond (2 Aragorn) "Put aside the ranger. Become who u were born 2 b."

    (Powerful words 4 any1 who feels their destiny calling!)

    I like another, too.

    He HAS BLESSED us with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places in Christ… " NOT He is 'going to'

    Thanks for your post!

    Fr. Wade+

    Lakeland, FL

  • http://www.theresaipfroehlich.com Theresa Ip Froehlich

    Timely quote since I've been reflecting on the "Purpose" and "Passion" movements which may or may not include God in the picture. I find that "purpose" is not a stand-alone force that just appears from nowhere. It is anchored in and powered by God our Creator who created us with a design in mind. In fact, this is the theme of my blogpost today i.e. if I can slay my dragons before lunch (since I didn't get them all slain before breakfast!!)
    My recent post Welcome

  • http://www.eternitycafe.blogspot.com Susan

    I would like to use this quote in my manuscript. Is there a copyright I can cite?
    Thank you. And thank you for your worthy posts day after day.
    My recent post What's It All About?

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/michaelhyatt Michael Hyatt

      No, it is in the public domain. Cite away!

  • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

    Ralph Ellison of “Battle Royal” puts this idea in a beautiful way– “All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was. I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was naïve. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer. It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: that I am nobody but myself. “