Sunday, 26 February 2012

I am learning

There's an aspect of my character that I've been trying to work on for some time now, probably for two years or more. I've made the odd positive step over that time but then slipped back again and it was all getting very frustrating. I strongly felt that God had highlighted something that he wanted to improve in me but I just wasn't really getting anywhere.

Well... I'm delighted to say that I can very clearly see some progress! In this specific area, I do think I'm becoming a little bit more like Jesus. What's particularly interesting is the things that have helped me get to this point. It's not been sermons (more on that here), it's not been books (new ideas don't always bring character transformation), and it's not even been praying. What's made the difference is seeing close at hand the lives of two mighty women of God who serve and love people relentlessly and joyfully. Simply through their lives, they are showing me how to be like Jesus and I am tremendously grateful to them. I'm reminded again that people are amazing...


  1. People are amazing, sometimes. I have to keep telling myself that or I gravitate toward this view...

  2. Oops, should put a slight NSFW label on that; and a ;) face.

  3. La la la, I can't hear you! 'People are amazing' shall be my mantra. Seriously, people can do crappy things; of course they can. But my problem is that I often choose to avoid interaction with people, especially people I don't know. I'm hoping that if I keep reminding myself that people are amazing, then I'll want to hang out with people more and meet new people too.