You don’t need to improve what you look like; you need to see what you look like. Because when you see what you truly look like, you don’t try anymore. Self-improvement becomes unnecessary. You experience metamorphosis. As I wrote in ‘You Just Need To Discover Yourself‘ when you encounter your true self, you will not want to add or subtract from it. There’ll be no need to. You’ll simply celebrate it!
Toil, frustration and confusion dog your steps if you don’t discover yourself, and do so on time.
Do you know why most folks struggle? It’s because we feel like we can’t do certain things. I asked a sister at one time to get her laptop and make declarations to herself, because I noticed she was terrified of that laptop. I told her, “Hold that laptop in your hand and say to it, ‘I am master over you.’”
You might look at a project and go like, ‘This is too big for me, I can’t do this, I don’t have what it takes.’ When you have that kind of picture internally, you begin to struggle to do it. Then suddenly, something happens and you realize, ‘I can. ’ Something rises in you and you begin to do it with ease. This is why self-discovery is important.
So, how do you experience this kind of metamorphosis? It’s through reflectors. It is not by struggling; it is not by whining; it is not by complaining; it is not by sweating; it is by reflection.
I am an advocate of self-discovery much more than self-improvement. The truth is this: When you encounter your true self, you will not want to add to it. When you discover yourself, you won’t want to subtract anything from it. There will be no need to do. You simply celebrate it. When David saw it, he exclaimed, ‘I am fearfully and wonderfully made.’
“And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”
~ 2 Corinthians 3:18
So transformation happens through reflections. As you look, you experience the miracle of metamorphosis.