At the beginning of this chapter there is a quote which really spoke to me.
You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
~ C.S. Lewis
I found this to be very profound. Something I've never really thought about before, but which makes sense. I think we often do not realize this. We are focused on our life here on earth only, because that is the part of ourselves that we can see and visibly work on improving. However we are not a body that happens to contain a soul. We are a Soul which has a body. We need to concentrate on improving our soul as well as our body. The only way we can do this successfully is to concentrate on our relationship with the Lord.
I know from first hand experience though how hard this is to put into practice. I too often loose sight of where my strength and power truly come from. I rely on myself; my skills, my knowledge and my strength instead of running to the Lord and relying on Him. This year the Lord has been teaching me this lesson.