How are you doing with the “New You” of 2017?
Many of us made resolutions to do better in the hopes of being better. But old habits die hard.
Unfortunately we may discover that what we really did was simply reframe our old habits.
Reframing means the same old picture is there, but we try to make it look better, by putting something new around it.
Reframing may make us feel temporarily better about something we cannot change, but it won’t change anything else.
Is there a way to make a change without completely destroying who we are now? Yes!
We will need to give up trying to reframe ourselves and let The One Who created us refinish us.
It will involve surrendering the outer us, including some old habits or false coverings we’ve been using to try to to hide our flaws.
It will involve our trusting Our Creator to be gentle in the process of restoring us to His Original Design.
It will involve our being patient while He works.
Refinishing involves taking the finish down to where the maker started before it was marred, aged, scratched and dented, etc. When a new finish is applied, it will be better than new. It will have the best of the old and the best of the new.
Jesus is called the Author and Finisher of our Faith (Hebrews 12:2). He looks at us and sees what He, The Author, The Creator, saw from the moment we were created. He desires to restore us to that condition. He wants to bring us to a finished perfection!
Will you let Him?
“And we all, who, with unveiled faces,
contemplate The Lord’s Glory, are being transformed into His Image, with ever increasing Glory, which comes from The Lord, Who is The Spirit.”
2 Corinthians 3:18