The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Some people seem to feel that they were destined to be what they’ve become. Their success—or failure—in life was foreordained. Such an idea would remove all responsibility for us to work at achieving some goal if, after all, it’s all been predetermined. Emerson offers a much better philosophy, one that encourages us to set a goal and then pursue it diligently.

You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny (Psalm 73:24).