“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.”
― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
This is one of my favorite ideas from Mere Christianity.
This quote reminded me a lot of the ideas sent out in these daily attitude emails every day.
A big part of changing for the better is letting go of what we are currently.
At some point we must be willing to tear down our current habits and idiosyncrasies.
It’s hard. It’s painful. It isn’t much fun.
We want to change, but maybe aren’t quite ready to let go of ourselves and our ego in the process.
But it has to happen in order to really change.
We are capable of much more than we ever dreamed.
We are capable of greatness.
If we are willing to be torn down in the process.
Make it a great day.