What if for one day, Jesus were to become you? What if for one day, he wakes up in your bed, walks in your shoes, lives in your house, and goes about your usual day? There is one exception however, everything in your life must maintain the same, and nothing can change. Your heart is his; the heart of Christ leads your life. This means that his priorities would take control of your actions. The question you should really ask yourself is, "would people notice a change in your life for that one day?" If your answer is "yes," and people would notice a change, then I think you, and myself, need to evaluate our own lives.
Are we doing everything in our power to act just like Jesus, to live the life that he wants us to live? What Max Lucado says in this chapter is extremely profound and I believe it to be very true. He says, "God loves you just the way you are, but he refuses to leave you that way." He wants us to be just like Jesus." He knows we are not just like Jesus but he is trying to help us become more like him. God does not want us to stay the way we are now for the rest of our lives. We need to strive to be just like Jesus. I know this phrase has gotten really played out lately, but we need to ask ourselves this question in all of our daily situations, "What would Jesus do?" If we did this I am willing to bet a lot of our lives would be altered in more ways than one. For me personally I have notices a huge change in the way I act around my friends and when I am alone.
This chapter has given me a new perception on life and the way I am going to live my life. Also, I truly believe that following Jesus and striving to live life the way he wants me to, brings about a peace in my life. I think that this will also be true for anyone and everyone who is willing to try to be just like him.