A New Habit
Saturday, April 18
Once I had to give a pitch to some executives on a project. My boss briefed me and I shared that I felt unqualified. His response? “Fake it till you make it.” In other words, pretend I was the right person and do what that person would do. Today’s verse tells us to do the same, God’s way.
Some days we don’t feel qualified. We get grumpy, snarky, and short with people. We hold on to perceived slights and grudges, and we share gossip. That is our earthly nature in action. It is not who Christ says we are. But how to get there from here? Paul calls us to clothe ourselves in God’s gifts as if we are putting on his cloak that covers our sinful nature and reflects only his goodness—even when we don’t feel like it. If we do it often enough, setting aside our inner grumpy and showing the light of his love instead, eventually it becomes our new habit. And it goes very nicely with our new life in Christ.
God, remind me to cloak myself in you all the time. Amen.