I recently heard this question asked: If you had a large concrete block, how would you carve an elephant out of it?
The answer: Chip away everything that doesn't look like an elephant.
This answer seems sarcastic, yet also simple, powerful and strangely encouraging.
The same approach and thinking can apply to the spiritual journey.
How do you sculpt and shape a believer?
Chip away everything that doesn't look like Jesus.
James 1 has some good stuff on this...be encouraged that your shaping is a process. The Potter is at work. Cooperate with him today.