As a quirky, confused tween, I spent considerable time trying to figure myself out. The adage “just be yourself” sounded easy but was actually quite difficult in practice. Primarily, because I had never been me before. This was my first attempt at living as Daniel Gardner and I wasn’t born with a manual.
If you’re having trouble figuring yourself out, try this: just be Him. God’s plan is that we be “conformed to the image of his Son” (Rom 8.29).
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory. II Cor 3:18
Instead of figuring ourselves out, we should be more preoccupied with being changed into the image of the Lord. And here’s good news: there’s a Manual.
So stop trying to be you. Start trying to be Him. After all, isn’t that the point of decreasing so He may increase?
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