Luke 6:41-45 NKJV And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother’s eye. For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
I know this may sound different but I like to use this analogy that follows using fruit for a reference. Just consider people as a fruit right now. We have apples, oranges, pears, strawberries, watermelons…etc. You get the idea. Now let’s go a little further in our fruit based thinking.
Being a fruit…If you are a peach, then be the ripest most juicy peach that you can be. Don’t try to be a pear or a strawberry. That is not who you were created to be. No matter how hard you try, you cannot make yourself taste or look like a fruit that you weren’t created to be.
God created us all to be different fruits. We need to quit trying to please people who, for no good reason, don’t like the fruit that you were created to be.
You cannot and should not have to change yourself to be liked by someone who (for no fault of their own) just doesn’t like the particular fruit that you are.
So go ahead be free to be a peach or a strawberry or whatever fruit God created you to be. And let the other people be the fruit God created them to be. We will grow as we learn to appreciate our differences.
Thank You Lord for such a diversified amount of fruit! Thank You that for loving us all.
Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/