"Esse Quam Videri."
"To Be Rather Than To Seem."
This is the Manning family crest and motto. If I were to get a tattoo of a quote, it would be "To Be Rather Than to Seem." I saw this Saturday on my Daddy's geneology website and it jumped out at me. I love quotes. I collect quotes and blog them on my blog Simply Quotastic, but I had not been able to find a quote that I could say was me. Several quotes fit me, and there are many that speak to me, but nothing seemed to jump out and say this is YOU. That is until I read the quote above.
I do not wish to merely seem to be something. I want to actually be it. I do not wish to seem like I am walking in the will of God and pursuing His calling, I want to actually do it. I do not want to seem like I am who God called me to be. I want to BE who God called me to be. I want to be the woman He created me to be, not just seem like it.