You have an old self and a new self … The old self is crippled with anxieties, the need to prove yourself, bad habits you can’t break, and many besetting sins and entrenched character flaws. The new self is still you, but you liberated from all your sins and flaws. This new self is always a work in progress, and sometimes the clouds of the old self make it almost completely invisible. But sometimes the clouds really part, and you see the wisdom, courage, and love of which you are capable. It is a glimpse of where you are going.
When Jesus’ love, wisdom, and greatness are formed in us, each with our own unique gifts and callings, we become our ‘true selves,’ the persons we were created to be.
- Timothy Keller