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?