We all have at least one.
That friend or family member who knows the “right” way to do EVERYTHING.
And they cannot tolerate any one else’s method or opinion or idea if it doesn’t mesh with theirs.
He or she is often very good at what they do. But the problem arises when being good at SOME things is interpreted as being good at EVERYTHING.
No one is good at everything.
It has been a steep learning curve (and 54 years!) for this “A” student to figure out that my way is not always the best way. My viewpoint is not always the right one.
I have a log in my eye as big as the log in the next person’s and I am just as incapable of pulling it out on my own as they are.
Truth is, different is just different. It’s not better or worse.
You may be a night owl. I am an early bird.
You may need to dirty every dish in the kitchen to make that favorite recipe. I like to minimize mess and clean as I go.
Are you a social butterfly? I’m almost a hermit.
I’m often judgmental about other people’s methods and choices when they are not the ones I would use or make.
I need to stop doing that.
God made each one of us for His purpose in the world and for His purpose in the Body.
How very boring and awful if we were all made alike!
When I’m tempted to forget, I remind my heart with this verse:
For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].
Ephesians 2:10 AMP
God has work that He planned JUST FOR ME. And He has work that He planned JUST FOR YOU.
You can’t do mine and I can’t do yours.
So let’s appreciate our differences and make room for one another to walk the path God has made for each of us. ❤