In his book, “The Kingdom Agenda,” Tony Evans tells the story about a man who was mystified at what he saw painted on a rural barn. There were twenty painted targets. Each one had only one bullet hole in it, each perfectly centered in the bull’s-eye. Whoever had been using the barn for target practice was definitely an outstanding marksman.
Seeking out the barns owner, he asked: “Who in the world did the shooting on the side of your barn?”
“Oh, that was me!“
“Where did you learn to shoot that well?”
“It was easy, I shot first, then l drew the target around the bullet hole!”
Mr. Evans’ point: “In today’s culture, we do everything we can to give the impression that our lives are on target when in reality all we have done is learn to paint bull’s-eyes.”
Question: Are we striving to conform to His Image? Or are we trying to form God in our own image?
via Bella Vista church of Christ