I heard a new definition of repentance last weekend that stopped me in my tracks:
“Every person has a way of making life work that doesn’t involve Jesus. (even if that person is a Christian). Repentance is choosing NOT to operate out of that persona today.” Wow!
The speaker went on to talk about how each of us can hide behind personality traits (perfectionist, introvert, ENTJ, driven, passive, disciplined) and miss out on living out of who God has created us to be.
I have been thinking about this definition all week. My prayer each morning has been, “Lord I have figured out a way to do today on my own. I don’t want to do that though. Help me to walk with you through this day. I am yours.”