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Here is the Daily Dose for Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
Then God said, “Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth.” Genesis 1:6
Give Me Some Space
Have you ever met someone who didn’t like their food to touch? You know the person I’m talking about. The one who wants a clear demarcation between the different foods on their plate. Their starches can’t touch their vegetables. Their proteins certainly can’t touch their starches. And heaven forbid there ever be any overlap between any of them. For people like this, they either need a really big plate or one of those plates with dividers to make sure that everything is properly separated. The funny thing is, no matter how much the food is separated on the plate, ultimately it is all going to the same place. I mentioned that to a friend who doesn’t like her food to touch and her response amazed me.
She told me, “Just because it is going to the same place doesn’t mean that it will get along before it gets there.” It was one of the most insane, yet profound things that I had ever heard. Too many times in life we can put things together that don’t go together. When we put things together that don’t go together we can often not tell what is good for us and what is bad for us. Because everything is so close we can mistake good for bad and bad for good. We can mistake helpful things for unhelpful things, and vice versa, because we don’t have enough space to see what things really are.
Friends, perhaps you need to create some space in your life. This may be a season for you to create some separation to find out what really goes with what. There may be some things in your life currently that don’t go with the person that you are trying to become. There may be some people in your life that are so close that you don’t realize that they are holding you back or some that are so close that you don’t realize that they are keeping you going. In this season, create some space so you can see what is what, so you can know what to keep and what has to go.