Goldfish in a fishbowl

Trying to Catch Up to Who We Really Are

A few years ago, we had a fish.

I say we HAD a fish because we don’t have a fish anymore. I killed it.

You see, I really wasn’t enjoying this fish, and it was getting on my nerves.

Some friends were over and I got talking about how annoying this fish was, and all the talk stirred the waters of my irritation.

So I poured bleach into the fish tank.

The shiny little fish jerked and contorted, until I flushed it down the toilet. Poor shiny little fish.

Not my best moment. My self-control should have stopped me, but it failed.

Life can be so slippery. On one hand, the Bible says we, “have been given fullness in Christ” (Colossians 2:10).

That means Christ has already perfected us, re-made us, completed us.

In Christ we’re already as full as we’ll ever be.

But on the other hand, we’re still not living as we truly are.

It’s like the rest of us is trying to catch up to our reality in Christ.

That means there will be spills and falls and the pain of growth.

As we learn to live out who we are.



Chris Heinz is the Founder and CEO of Munyay, which creates coaching solutions to help you love your life and work. He’s also the Vice President of Human Resources for EnergyCAP, Inc. and is an ICF Certified Coach and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. Chris enjoys coaching people, writing, and speaking on the topics of engagement, coaching, strengths, prayer, and the Christian life. He’s the author of the Made to Pray book and prayer assessment. Chris lives with his wife and three children in central Pennsylvania, where they play at their cabin-on-a-creek.


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