Stuck in the middle

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What’s in it? that’s the question I hear most from my family, friends & anyone I give recommendations or has asked my advice concerning new recipes or food.

They’re usually wanting to know if I was playing sneaky chef and hid some superfood ingredient & tried to pass it as chocolate drizzle.

Or they’re asking ‘what’s in it for me’; translation exactly what are you expecting me to do, for how long and how much is this gonna cost me?

On one hand I applaud the investigation but then I can’t help but consider that we want to know so much about every single second that we miss out on the true element of “watch what happens”.

We start fitness challenges & healthy eating wanting to know when, where, why, how much, why not, what about, with who & what for…then we make or break the deal with the proverbial when will it happen

What happened to enjoying the process? Being in the moment & enjoying it? Our minds get so focused on when we started & when we’ll end that we forget about right now. Or on the reverse end we get so focused on right now we become anxious about the end result.

Matthew 6{which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life…
do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ ..
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need…}

I’ve been working on patience. Man it’s been slow. Go figure. The biggest lesson I learned, I heard it at church, just magnify The Lord while you’re in it.

Magnify the opportunities not the problems

What have you been magnifying? When we magnify something it doesn’t cause that thing to get bigger, it just changes the way we’re seeing it.

So what seems to have gotten bigger in your life?

This song always shines a light on those things I’ve been magnifying.

Strangely Dim

Bonus Challenge: SLOW DOWN

My Pastor told me a few weeks ago that the speed bumps are there to slow me down, not as an inconvenience but as a safety precaution.

Our greatest opportunities for growth

Moments of breakthrough are not where life’s greatest transformation happens; the stuff that God uses to shape us often lies in the in-between. It’s the bus stops and layovers and DMV lines and moments of unintentional pause that force us to become better people.

Are you in the middle? Ok maybe it doesn’t feel like a happy sweet middle like the center filling of an Oreo cookie, but more like the marrow of a bone! Dry and seemingly useless…til you realize; that marrow is the life of the bone.

Allow God to keep you there, He’s perfecting you. He has the ability to breathe life into those bones & dry places. (Ezekiel)

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