Some ponderings from a few days ago.
My thinking is changing. I used to think that the goal of discipleship was to become more like Jesus; a highly active process by which we stop doing things and start doing things that will eventually turn us into Jesus like people.
I think where I’ve landed recently is that Jesus wants me to be more like me. The me that right in the heart of me he created, the me he knit together in my mother’s womb.
And that rather than that being a striving its really more an unveiling. It’s a process by which God is allowed to remove some of the myriad layers of rubbish that have built up masking the real me.
What he wants to do is reveal the beauty of the real me.
The question is will I let him do it?
Will I allow God to remove my many layers of hardness and mask.. and what does that look like?
I guess the alarming thing is that it might look quite like what I have just rejected.. it might mean giving things up and talking others up.
There are almost definitely more thoughts to come on this.. watch this space!