Phew! Writing this, I feel like going back in time to accept the advice I was given. 🥺
Okay, to the gist right?
I and hubby went out and after the appointment we had, I wanted to eat bread and so we branched directly to one of the stores close to our place. The last section after getting all we need is the snack section. Mind you, when it comes to the snacks they sell here, I have learned or let me say still learning not to be too adventurous about it.
I am also learning that you have to read and be sure of what you want to get. In fact, let the Holy Spirit help you to choose. Before you get the snack that is cutting eye/ winking at you. Funny but it’s serious. 😁
So in this case, I saw a similar type of the snack I liked and I have eaten a couple of times. But because I like to explore, I went for the similar type because it looked so nice. And hubby was like are you sure you don’t want to stick with the one you’ve eaten before, and I said “No, this looks nice too and like sausage”. 🙈
Fast forward to hours later when I remembered that my snack was still waiting for me where I left it. I bit the first few bites and it wasn’t that bad because I was biting around the edges.
Wait for it! I eventually bit through into the crust, only for the seemingly nice-looking sausage to taste weird. 😅 Alas, the sausage looking sausage was no sausage at all. 🤦♀️
Lol, I had to giggle right now thinking about it again. I really hope I have learned my lesson. Or maybe not. 🙈
Smiles. On a similar note, and to bring it home. I just want to encourage us to always seek for His counsels (God’s) in what we do. I know we are adventurous in our ways as humans because what ever looks all fancy and undeterred feels like the right one for us. But we need to learn His ways and know His thoughts for us, so as not to be a prey of such deceit.
We live in a world of packaging and everyone is marketing their life on social media. I don’t know how many times I have skimmed through my pictures on some days. And I am like “I hope I won’t get this and that comments when I upload this picture?” But then He (God) reminds me to stop thinking of the many sayings. Instead, I should do me and be grateful for my now – Appreciating me and all that concerns me, not because I have a compliment to work with. But because the knowing is there that I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
So dear friend, in the spirit of looking great and catching attention by the looks. Remain your unique self. And remember, God made no mistake when He made you and formed you. Just like that baker of my sausage looking snack didn’t, even though my taste bud didn’t find it nice. 😅
And yeah the cherry on top part of this for me is this – God affirms you! Because when He was done with His creations, He looked at everything and saw that it was good.
“God looked over everything he had made; it was so good, so very good! It was evening, it was morning— Day Six.”
Genesis 1:31 MSG
Oh my! This pumps me up anytime I think of it. God sees me as good even when the world or half of it don’t seem to appreciate the content because of the appearance. My worth and your worth is beyond the surface because it is way deeper than that.
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!”
Psalm 139:13-17 ESV
Remember, you are fearfully and wonderfully made. Even if some or part of the world or people around you do not see it as that. Yours isn’t to make them see! Let that knowing carry you on and eventually they will.
This truth has worked for me countless times. 💯
Blessings to you dear friend. ✨