That awkward transition phase before happily ever after

If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation. The old has passed away, behold the new has come. 2 Cor. 5:17  What we will be has not yet been made known, but we know when Christ appears we will be like Him for we shall see Him as He is. I Jn. 3:2

In fairy tales like Beauty and the Beast a human is cursed and must be transformed back into true human form by an act of love that yields supernatural results. The fairy tales usually jump straight from transformation to happily ever after, leaving out the awkward transition phase in which the the former beast must rediscover the rhythms of being human again; ex: the same fork would feel different in human hands than in beast claws. Though Christ has restored and transformed us, most of us are still figuring out the fork. Some of us even still see the reflection of the former beast when we look in the mirror. Watching Jesus teaches us how to be what He has already made us.

Lord, I don’t always see You clearly and sometimes I’m just not watching. Show me more of You so I can see myself as that new, transformed me.