This quote and daily attitude email from the past pop into my mind frequently when it feels like there is room for improvement and change is in the air…
“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
This year so far feels like we are going through some growing pains at the businesses. Processes aren’t perfect and growth causes those imperfections to manifest themselves in mistakes or missed expectations.
This quote reminds me of our growth as individuals.
At first changing seems like a good idea. Even as something we would welcome.
Then it takes on a life of it’s own.
Some of our cherished stories about ourselves and the world need to come down. We have to become uncomfortable.
In the case of a Christian life – this takes on the perspective of eternity. We are building our forever selves. A version of ourselves that is meant to commune with God in eternal happiness.
Make it a great day.