I had this person I knew I was made to be, yet it was mixed in with all of these other…people.
Superpastor is always available to everyone and accomplishes great things but always has time to stop and talk and never misses anyone’s birthday and if you are sick he’s at the hospital and you can call him at home whenever you need advice and he loves meetings and spends hours studying and praying and yet you can interrupt him if you need something – did I mention he always puts his family first?
I had this false sense of guilt and subsequent shame because I believed deep down that I wasn’t working hard enough. And I believed the not-working-hard-enough lie because I didn’t function like superpastor, who isn’t real anyway.
So I had one choice – I had to kill superpastor.
I meet so many people who have superwhatever rattling around in their head. They have this person they are convinced they are supposed to be, and their superwhatever is killing them. They have this image they picked up over the years of how they are supposed to look and act and work and play and talk, and its like that voice that never stops shouting in their ear.
And the only way not to be killed by it is to shoot first.
You have to kill your superwhatever.
And you have to do it right now.
Because your superwhatever will rob you of today and tomorrow and the next day until you take it out back and end its life.
Rob Bell, Velvet Elvis
- What is your superwhatever – the image of yourself that you think you have to live up to but down deep know you can’t – that keeps driving you to do and accomplish the impossible?
- Do you have a supercaregiver image of yourself?
3. How do you take it out back and shoot it?