Why is it that we think we are the only one going through life awkwardly…messily.
That we are the only one who struggles with “that” issue?
That we are the only one who has those fears hidden deep inside our hearts?
Why is it that we feel as though we are the only broken human.
Why is that we feel alone?
We pass others on the street with our heads down, oblivious to their lives. The hurts that they have. The fears that they struggle with, that might be the same as ours. We don’t realize that every day we interact with others who feel just as alone as we do.
I want to tell you.
There is a place for you, for them. A place where you don’t have to feel alone.
There is a place for your fears. For your good side. For your bad side. For your talents. For your bad habits. Everything. There is a place for you. A very special place in the kingdom chosen for you before you ever existed.
Instead of striving to be better on your own, drown yourself in the reality of who you already are. Your identity as His child.
Immerse yourself in His love.
And be alive and aware of other people and the stories and fears that they have.
Extend to them the same grace that has been extended to you.
You are a mess. They are a mess. But you don’t have to be a mess alone.
Because you have a place.