In > Through

Recently I was asked by someone at church, "What have you been thinking about lately?" This question is brutal. I swear I'm ADD and thinking about a hundred things all the time. So I had to actually stop and think about it for a second, and this truth bubbled up to the surface of my soul:

God is more interested in what he's doing in you than he is through you.

In a season of life where I'm finding myself giving a lot, sacrificing a lot, and being busy a lot, I can be tempted to evaluate my life based on my external actions. I can lull myself into an artificial sense of growth, given the tons of activity going on around me. But God's almost always looking inward to grow me, not just what's around me. He cares about the work, but even more the worker.