Okay…here we go……..
So, the other morning, I got up, did my little workout, then realized I was hungry. Lol. Anyhoo…I decided to make a breakfast shake. I put all the ingredients in the blender (I have an old school blender…not one of those fancy NutriBullets), and turned it on. I noticed that the frozen bananas didn’t want to give in to the blades and that the peanut butter was kinda spinning around at first. The ice cubes were refusing to crush and the entire thing was at a stand still. I stopped the blender, took the pitcher off and shook it, then replaced it. After replacing it and turning the blender back on, I noticed that all the ingredients began to come together. Everything seemed to be going at a constant speed and was the perfect consistency.
My point? (I know y’all want to know!)
Well, often, when God allows various things to come into our lives, we sort of reject them. We don’t want to conform to His will because it’s uncomfortable. We are a lot like my shake….we don’t want to give in to the chopping up of our own will, our mind gets to spinning like the peanut butter, and we refuse to allow Him to crush our pride…like the ice. We come to a halt…a stand still…because we don’t want to be moved. Or, better yet, it hurts to change. We really want that “quick fix” (NutriBullet) to get it over with but God wants us to go through the blender.
What we must understand is that God wants and KNOWS what is best for us. He makes changes and allows things, not to hurt us, but to help us. He knows how situations will turn out, even when they don’t look like they will, in our eyes. God says in Isaiah 55:9, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” God knows better…….God knows best. Our job is not to help Him lead us, but to trust Him to lead us. He knows when we are “ready” for a change.
I recently realized that the times I think I am NOT ready for something, are probably times when I am most ready. The reason being, I am more apt to depend on God for direction. I know that I DON’T KNOW, so I look to Him for guidance. You see, those times when I am sure that I can get the job done, I don’t seek Him as much for help, so I am clearly NOT ready……..I’m being a “know it all.” The more we are dependent we are on God, the better off we are! Proverbs 3:5 says, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” It’s a no brainer…….YOU CAN’T DO IT ON YOUR OWN!
So, let God change you….blend you, if you will. Things will turn out a lot “smoother” if you do.
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2