How did they get so smooth?
By rubbing against one another and flowing down a river and chafing against other rocks on the same path. Smoothing of the rough edges.
See where I'm going with this?
Are we not the same? Bumping against each other with conflicts and personality clashes. Smoothing rough edges off one another as we learn to get along, learn to follow the same path. And when we're shiny, round and smooth, our fruit is displayed in our homes, places of work, churches and with our friends and family, and community.
Some of us have a lot of smoothing off still to do, but God uses us - if we let Him - rough or smooth!
My encouragement to you is don't see others in your life as rocks to trip over or upset your path - see them as opportunities to grow, to take your rough edges off, smoothen up :) And let God use you - rough or smooth.
Eph 4 v 32: And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you.
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