Jamie states that in the life of the Christian we live our life on three levels: the achieving mode, the relational mode, and the being or personal mode. God has designed our life for each of these levels, or modes, to be lived in balance with each other, and there is a danger if we live exclusively in one or the other.
Jacob or Israel? (Two Persons Within Us)
We each have a Jacob and an Israel inside us—a desire to please self and a desire to please God. This represents the great conflict within us. But God wants to integrate us into one character, so we are not in conflict with ourselves, but we can serve God and still hold on to our individuality and uniqueness.