It is a snare to imagine that God wants to make us perfect specimens of what He can do; God’s purpose is to make us one with Himself. The emphasis of holiness movements is apt to be that God is producing specimens of holiness to put in His museum. If you go off on this idea of personal holiness, the dead-set of your life will not be for God, but for what you call the manifestation of God in your life.
I like to spend a great deal of time absorbed by me, myself, and I lately. I fail … everyone falls short of the glory of God! Getting over myself right now and getting my eyes focused back on the one that matters!