We have a lot in common, you and I. We both breathe. We both eat food. We both sleep. We both laugh when we’re happy and cry when we’re sad — or when we’re hormonal. We both blink. See? So similar.
Even when you look deeper, we’re basically the same. We both desire to be loved. We thrive when we’re hopeful. And we like to feel valued, beautiful, treasured.
Underneath the skin color, the hair dye, the piercings, the tattoos, the righteous works, the sinful acts, and everything else that marks our outside, we all have that same inner design. We all have a cavernous hole that we need to fill.
This world offers lots of solutions from sex to alcohol to drugs to achievements to love to marriage to kids to money. But none of it will ever be enough. The hole is too big. It can only be filled by the One who created it.
Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
So when we grow frustrated with the people around us, or disgusted by the choices of politicians…or coaches, remembering our inner design stirs up grace for others. We’re all just desperate for Him.
Fill me, Lord…
How does it change the way you feel about people when you remember that we’re all basically the same?
How do you act