What God’s Teaching Me Right Now

Not only are people not perfect; they’re in varying degrees of pain.

Without thinking, those words poured from my fingertips. I stared at the screen for a long time. I was impressed by what was there. That’s how I know it didn’t come from me.

Have you ever struggled with people? Ever wonder why they do what they do? Ever hope people just text you so you don’t actually have to talk to them?

Me too.

But that’s not why we’re here. It’s not healthy. We should find ways to look each other in the eye and connect. People will disappoint you. They’ll fall short of your expectations. They’ll lie to you and treat you or people you love poorly. I’m guilty and so are you. As the great philosopher Forrest Gump once said, “Sometimes we all do things that, well, just don’t make no sense.”

But here’s what God’s teaching me:

Give people a break. They’re walking a different path than you. Cheer for them in their journey. If they’re not safe for you, distance yourself and pray for them. People are in varying degrees of pain. You can’t fix them. It’s not your job.

You should have your hands full with you.

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