Two Pictures

We all carry two pictures of ourselves in our imaginations. One is a picture of how we see ourselves right now. The other is a picture of ourselves as we’d like to be. The first is a real picture; the other is an ideal picture. And if we put these two side by side, we see a gap between the ideal and the current reality. Each day something happens to that gap, and it either narrows or widens. We either grow closer to the ideal we want for ourselves, or we move further away from it. But never does a day go by when the gap remains the same.
The greatest challenge that confronts us in life is everyday to choose to narrow the gap and move closer to that picture of how we’d like to be. And when our own human weakness seems to make it impossible, remember that the Bible says: ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’

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