There is no better or worse version of ourselves, only who we actually are. To see things we want to change is OK. It doesn't mean we're going from worse to better it just means we're choosing to be more deliberate about the person we want to be.
While traditional church may be in decline mine is just starting to thrive. If I listen to this narrative that "churching" is going out of style I might hang up my hat and think, "I got to the party too late and now no one wants to dance anymore."
As a former lover of Christ and ex-Pentecostalist, I had countless visions and dreams that one day I would be a spiritual leader. While growing up in the charismatic church, it was even prophesied that one day I would become one.