We can re-shape our misconceptions of God three ways: by the light of His Word, by the light (inspiration) of God’s people and by the light of His Son, Jesus. These lights shine when we devote ourselves to Christ through prayer, fellowship and Bible study. Only then do our false impressions fall away to reveal God’s true character. As we walk in the light of God’s truth, He frees us from self-reliance, selfishness and self-condemnation. God stands ready to embrace us with outstretched arms.