This is a brief series on fuzzy hope -- when you want something but you don't know what it is. There might be five or six of these. To get it automatically in your inbox, go HERE.
What shape are you?
Our job in this lifetime is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it -- Steven Pressfield
Did God create all of you, or just the spiritual part?
Did he knit you together and know you in the womb? If you have children, did you notice they were different right from the beginning?
Was he in control of the parents you have, the family you were in, and the experiences you had growing up? Or was all that random, a coincidence?
Do you know anyone else just like you? Why are there not any others exactly like you?
Do you know anyone just like anyone else you know? Why in your whole life have you never met someone exactly like someone else you know? The most you ever get is they remind you of someone. Why?
Are you good at some things and not so good at others? And are others good and not so good at different things than you? How did that happen? Where did that come from? Was it coincidence? Is that an area God is not sovereign over?
Have you ever heard someone say they felt like they were born to do some certain thing they were doing? Have you ever felt that way?
Could your whole self be divinely shaped to be and do certain things? And if so, wouldn't it be good to cooperate with God in his shaping, that you might find out who you already are in his purposes and become it?
Ahh, and there's the brick wall. I don't have a clue how he's shaped me!
Yes you do. I promise you do. But you're so close to it you can't appreciate it. You live with it every second.
Next: A quick question to get you an inch closer to knowing your shape.