I’m a pretty confident and faithful guy, but occasionally I’m overcome with a dislike for who I can become at times. Like so many Christians before me, I struggle with actually being the type of Christian I so often urge others to be. My desire is to serve the Lord, but I often find myself serving only ME! Although I love life, I have often found myself wondering and looking forward to the man I’ll be when I shed this earthly body and receive a new one–a sin-free model! Though the Lord still has work for me here, I one day look forward to being the man I was intended to be from the beginning of time!
“Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. For while we are in this tent [body], we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. We live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:1-8