When someone tries to impose
their cookie cutter beliefs on us,
we cringe for a reason.
We can’t bear to be sliced apart
from our natural connection with God.
Some people think they know what’s best for us, but
we know what we need to protect.
Deep down, we know
our Creator doesn’t run out of fresh ideas.
Deep down, we can sense
the unique shape we’re called to be.
It’s a shame when we run so fast from rigid thinking
that we slip
through the Potter’s fingers too,
when all He wants is to shape us gently
into more refined versions
of who we already are.
All He wants is to smooth away our rough edges
and make sure
no extra ingredients sneak in
the perfection of who He created us to be.