I'm listening to Andy Stanley preach tonight, and it's a good challenge:
What if you decided to be extraordinary in your roles in life? What if you asked yourself, "What would an extraordinary person do?"
If we are Christians, we believe that we matter, that everyone is created in God's image, and should be treated that way.
My heart is broken tonight. There's so much sadness in my tiny little world. Most of the time I can live in my little bubble and pretend everything is peachy.
But there's death, miscarriage, divorce, broken relationships, letters from prison. It hurts my heart to feel the hurt of others around me. To admit my own hurt instead of living in denial.
If we could see us the way He sees us. Would we do what is right in our own eyes? We say it's OK because nobody gets hurt-except somebody always gets hurt. People are valuable, they are not commodities, and they should never be treated as such.
What if I thought before each decision, "If I were extraordinary, how would I act? How would I treat the person (my kids, my spouse, my family, the cashier at the grocery store) if I really believed they are extraordinary?"
I would yell less.
I would hug my kids and my husband more.
I would say, "I love you" and show it as often as possible.