So, I’m wondering, what do you think about who you are? Do you like her, him? Are they “doing” it for you–do you feel satisfied with the mind, soul and body you’ve been given, or is it possible there needs to be some adjustments in a few places?

Yeah, I get that. I feel the same way. Nothing needs to change. (Just kidding!)

No, I often feel like most of me needs to change. But occasionally, even with everything that I know needs attention and could be improved, I’m okay. I mean, I realize I can relax where I am. I can let go of my self-alteration agenda and wait.

You see, there’s no way to be who God wants us to be when we’re so unsettled with who we are we can’t focus on anything else. We’re not perfect, but God knows that. That’s why He doesn’t leave us alone. That’s why He insisted that Christ’s blood cover us for eternity. He considered it enough. He said the work of making you acceptable was over.

Now, the question is, do you consider it to be over? Have you been jumping up and down and cruising all over the place trying to get help for yourself, trying to fix yourself up? Don’t you realize that God says He sees you through Christ? This is so that He can have the privilege of fixing you up. But, more than that, it is so that you and He could just be at ease with being with one another. He wanted you to know that life and peace and welfare aren’t missing from your experience because you didn’t earn them, but because you’re forgetting that they’re right there in Him.

God, You call this a make-over?!

Sometimes I have a lot of questions for God. They are not always very pleasant ones either. You see, I’m all for improving the person I am, but at times I really get confused at what He’s doing. When this happens we have a talk. (Thank goodness I can be real with Him!)

A sample of our conversation may look something like this:

God, what is wrong with me? Am I getting in your way? Am I not fit for your use? Have you changed your mind? Have I been thinking the wrong things–things that are just too big for me to be expecting–all along? Are You going to move at some point and make all of this clear?

And God answers fitly–usually with less emphasis on my problems than on me and my relationship to Him:


Can’t you see: I am moving. I’m moving on your behalf. I’m moving away obstacles that take up room in your mind and I’m making you, instead, more mindful of Me.

This is a good process. It may seem to you to be a long one, but it is a good one. I am in it. I do not leave you alone in it; instead, I teach you to see My love in it.

Yes, you will be alright because I know what I am doing. I am caring for the soul of my little, needy child. You are exactly where you’re supposed to be and so am I.

Relax and be still, My child. I am here.

And there it is…