Well That’s Different

Isaiah 64:8

“But now, Lord, you are our Father.  We are the clay, and you are our potter.  All of us are the work of your hand.”

My son loves spaghetti for breakfast.  I know, a little wacky and my other kiddos are like, seriously?  Where did you come from? And not just leftovers, like, I had to cook up spaghetti at 7am.  Isn’t it funny how some people will eat whatever meal at whatever time and some have to do exactly like it’s taught?  So I once again had to pull out the whole, ‘we are all created differently and we will all like and do different things in life’ speech. I get an eye roll of course, so then I’m like, you want me to pull out all the crazy you do?  Ok, now it sinks in for them.. ha! 

We are all different aren’t we? Aside from color or size or physical appearance, we all handle things differently. We tend to look at people in a different light when they don’t respond the way we would, or react to situation different that we think they should. We get stuck in our assumption that the way we do things is really the only right way or at least maybe I just think these things.  In relationships, this can be really difficult. Trying to understand how they act or respond is not about trying to hurt you but really maybe it’s all they know. This is challenging but I think that it’s why some of the kindness in this world is slowly fading. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it all day long if I need too, we have no idea what’s going on behind someone’s eyes. Even when they are doing the most hurtful things ever or just eating spaghetti for breakfast, that’s what they know. It’s not our job to change them or make them see how our way is so much better.  Maybe instead we are suppose to see things from their eyes a little. I try to do this with my kids constantly. They are all so different and I want to better understand how I can help them in this crazy life instead of changing them to be more like me. (Well, if I’m being honest, it would totally make the world a better place but……. Joking!)

What I’m trying to say is that when people say; see them through the eyes of Jesus, I think they are onto something.  Just say’n. Our beautiful Jesus loves us exactly where we are at every day all day. I want people to look at me that way because sometimes I need to feel what Jesus says tangibly. In turn, we need to look at others that way too. 

You are amazingly wonderful and kick butt on so many levels. Let’s spread our kindness today. Let’s allow our eyes to be open to what’s beyond just the outside of those we come in contact with today. 

‘Life is not being rich, being popular, being highly educated or being perfect. It is about being real, being humble and being kind.’

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