Pointing fingers

I try really hard to show grace.

To give people a second chance.

I try not to judge people by a first impression or by their actions.

It’s something I think I do an okay job with – most of the time.

But then, I hear a lyric that cuts right to my heart.

Open our eyes to the world

At the end of our pointing fingers

I think to myself – I’m doing okay. I don’t point fingers anymore.

But I know I need to do better.

Because minutes later, I’m in the grocery store and irritated by what someone is wearing.

What? How can my mind switch gears so quickly?

How can I instantly judge, when my heart knows it’s not my place.

And that person probably needs an incredible amount of grace.

As I look up more of the lyrics, I see another line that hits home.

The truth’s become so hard to see

The world is on their way to You

But they’re tripping over me

And then I realize. I can’t do it on my own.

I continually need His grace to help me show it better to others. It doesn’t come from me. It comes from Him.

I want people to see grace and love through me. And, sometimes I need to be reminded how much more help I really need.

Can you relate?

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