I have been sitting on this post for a while, trying to organize it into one coherent thought. I do not think I am there yet, but if I do not write it out soon it is going to change into something else.
Back in Who Are You? I wrote about what makes you who you are. It is all about priorities. What are your priorities? What comes first? What do you want? What do you really want?
I often hear from my children, “I don’t want that.” And in another classic parenting moment, I tell them, “It does not matter what you want. Do it anyway.” What good advice for us. It does not matter what you want.
In Moral Derivative I wrote about changing things at a different level. But now I am thinking that may not really be possible either.
In the movie The Matrix (which is sort of about a virtual world) there is a scene where there are a bunch of kids doing seemingly miraculous things. In one room there is a boy who is bending spoons apparently with his mind. When the protagonist steps into the room, the boy hands him a spoon and says, “Do not try to bend the spoon, that is impossible. Instead, try to remember there is no spoon.”
This is the key to changing who you are. As you serve God, and take not thought for yourself, you will learn, over and over, that He is the best manager of everything. He loves us beyond measure. He can bring beauty out of anything. We just mess things up. Let go of your worthless life and give it to the Master.