Updated: Feb 14, 2022
We all have sandpaper people in our lives. Sometimes we can live life closely with them and other times we need clear boundaries. I will be honest - some days I struggle and even wrestle with God on how to do this well.
My devotional last week convicted me in loving my sandpaper people. I had to ask for forgiveness and work on this heart issue.
God loves us so well and never stops pursuing us, even when we are unlovable. If Christ made everyone in His image (Eph 2:10), that includes my sandpaper people. They are worth respect and love. Getting along with sandpaper people requires a new point of view, seeing them as God sees them. We cannot rely on our own feelings, but on God's love.
Getting along with sandpaper people requires a new point of view, seeing them as God sees them. We cannot rely on our own feelings, but on God's love.
So this week I am going to love on my “people” and I encourage you to do the same. Take some time and ask yourself, "Who are my sandpaper people and how can I love them?"
Step out of your box and do something. It may take some extra energy, but we are called to love and carry each other’s burdens. After all, we have the best example to show us how it is done.
Love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:39