The Mix

When things fall apart, consider the possibility that God knocked it down on purpose. Not to bully you, or to punish you, but to prompt you to build something that better suits your personality and your purpose.

    Sometimes things fall apart so better things can fall together.

I read those words by an anonymous author and said to my self, “How true.”

Life is a mix. Take a spoonful of flour, put it in your mouth, yech! not what you were expecting, take baking soda by itself, (don’t try this at home). No, not good either, now a little sugar and a couple more ingredients, put it in the oven and hot biscuits – now, that’s good. (For a better recipe go online, google Good Biscuit recipes and try them). But you gt the point: the individual ingredients of life may not be good to the taste separately or even make sense but together it is very good.

Maybe you are going through something right now, you don’t understand what is coming from the right or the left but together, when added, mixed and baked is a very good outcome. Are you in the mixer right now? Confused? Downhearted?

Here are just three quick points:

Pray about it There is nothing in the world like opening your heart to God in the early part of the day and expressing your needs, giving Him your cares, and expressing your frustrations but then take the time to let the peace of God melt your heart and fill your mind.

Find something bigger than you Getting involved with the homeless, a missions endeavor, a heart burning project or a church activity can lighten the load rather quickly.

Endure This is probably the last thing you wanted to hear but realize you are stronger than you think you are – especially if you are praying everyday. These things don’t last – so, endure. Pastor Mark Lantz advises, Endurance is a difficult discipline – but he who endures to the end will be saved. Keep up and God will lift you up.

Comment: What do you do to keep yourself going?

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4 Replies to “The Mix”

  1. Thanks for this. I believe that every seemingly negative experience happens for a reason; personal growth. It allows us to grow in strength and wisdom, to discover or rediscover ourselves and face our fears reflected by other people and situations. Praying is a very powerful thing and having faith in God and the Universe is also powerful but if I am being abused are you saying I have to endure it. God throws us lifelines all the time, offers us options, creates opportunities to remould and rediscover ourselves. God dies nit want us to suffer and endure, God wants us to learn and grow, expand and experience every aspect if being a human. Surrender ourselves to accepting situations in order to overcome them makes sense to me but I strongly believe that to simply ‘endure’ for example, 25 years of abuse is not God’s intent or will but finding the strength within ourselves to create a positive difference. What do you think?


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