"We, you see, are terribly prone to settle for less than what God desires for us. We are glad enough for God to remove an irritating behavior from our personality (a sour disposition, for example), or a destructive addiction (like alcholism), but it is a very different thing for Him to begin restructuring our inner affections. We may be willing to give up honors and possessions and even friends, but it touches us too closely to disown ourselves. And yet we simply must understand that God is seeking not to improve us but to transform us. C. S. Lewis writes, 'The goal towards which [God] is beginning to guide you is absolute perfection; and no power in the whole universe, except you yourself, can prevent Him from taking you to that goal.'"
Streams of Living Water
Richard J. Foster
GREAT Book - Highly recommended to me -- I pass it on to you
My thoughts -- "settling for less than God has in mind"
-- "improve" vs. "transform"
-- I am the only one that stands in the way of God's work in my life