The other day, at zone conference, we were discussing which is more important the end or the journey; the pot of gold or the rainbow? People brought up good points.
“The pot of gold is the end goal; that is where we are trying to get. So the pot of gold is the most important.”
“The rain bow is how you get to the pot of gold. So the rainbow is the most important.”
As we talked we decided that it truly is the process that matters. Even though the end is important our experiences our vital.
This made me think of The Wizard of Oz. How did the lion get courage? Was it the medal he received at the end that gave him courage? No it was his journey on the yellow brick road to the emerald city.
It is just like that in our life. It is that process, the journey that makes us who we are. It is true that many times we would rather just be at the end. But as I look back on my life I am grateful for the experiences I have had, even the hard ones. It is the process that makes us who we are.