I wish I could write like the authors I read.
I wish I could sing like the vocalists I hear.
I wish I could preach like the preachers I listen to.
I wish I could lead like the leaders I’m around.
I think my “wishes” probably point to some broken and fallen need in me to be the center of it all, to have my ego stroked or something else that I’m sure isn’t good. The list likely reveals more my faults than my desires.
Maybe I should wish to be grateful and content for the things God has allowed me to do well and forge onward in discipline and effort to do those things with greater passion and excellence.
I wish that would be my wish.