a lovely creature

When you get so tired of yourself that you want to change no matter what it takes, God is already at work.

“‘Rosamond,’ [the wise woman] said, ‘all this time . . . I have been doing what I could to make you a lovely creature. . . .  If you please to come . . . to me, I will help you . . . to be good and lovely.’” From a fairy tale by George Macdonald

“God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what is good and pleasing and delightful.” Philippians 2:13