Staring at clouds is similar. We look up at the sky and try to build castles out of the big fluffy white clumps that God has put above us. You can be sitting next to someone that sees Daffy Duck, but no... you are fairly positive that the very same cloud your friend is looking at is a baseball player with a frog in his glove. I suppose it is all a matter of perception, but if you sit and squint and turn you head JUST right, that baseball player becomes Daffy Duck. AMAZING!
The point that we all need to realize is this ---> If, while staring at a cloud, you have to squint and turn your head JUST right to see a certain object, that cloud probably doesn't look enough like the object you are longing to see.
Being a Christian is a lot like that. We are perfectly satisfied with a minor resemblance of Jesus in our own lives. We believe that if someone can squint and see Jesus in us (at least a little), that we are doing just fine. We are NOT called to be inkblots of Jesus. Others should not have to search to see remnants of a life once lived for Christ. We should stop comparing ourselves to other Christians and thinking we are good ENOUGH and instead strive to become what Jesus called us to be... perfect (Matt 5:48). We should be MISTAKEN for Him... instead of just His inkblots.