The price of Beauty

I had goals and plans for the future, I felt I had it all worked out, but out of the blues, I felt my life crashing down. It looked like my world was crumbling and there was nothing I could do about it. I watched as everything seemed to slip away and I was tempted to ask if life was worth living at all. Then I remembered my sister…

My sister loves to bake and would often make cakes and other pastries for the family and for parties. Whenever it was time to bake, she would bring together the necessary ingredients: flour, egg, sugar, milk, flavour, colouring, etc.

She would start off with the flour, egg and sugar, mixing them thoroughly until she had a fine consistency – if any of them could talk, I am sure they would feel like screaming, going by the stress, rigour and discomfort they were going through in her hands. She then adds the other items and mixes them some more until she is satisfied with the mixture.

As if the discomfort during mixing was not enough, she would then place the mixture/dough in a very hot oven. When baked, she brings out the cake and proceeds to decorate it, producing a very beautiful piece. Everybody who saw the cake would say whoa! This is lovely, even before tasting it. The cake then goes on to get more attention at the party than the attendees, as it gets photographed and complimented more.

The ingredients (flour, sugar etc) that were uncomfortable and complaining bitterly initially, suddenly started smiling and waving at every one and the cameras.

The flour on it’s own is not edible, sugar on it’s own can be dangerous (where used in excess), eggs on their own … well, I can only think of frying or boiling… but when they are all mixed together, they complement one another and the outcome is great and exceptional.

Cake

Are you presently feeling dejected, neglected, unsure of the future and angry at God? Are you asking the questions: “Why me? Why is this happening to me? Am I the only one? Why am I so unlucky? Can this be happening to me? Is there a God out there?”

Whatever you are going through now is just a piece of the puzzle and an item included in the process just like the components of the cake. You may not fully understand the events of the moment but as long as you trust in God and follow Him, He is sure to make a master piece out of you. He can take the different unpleasant experiences of your life and make them all into a beauty to behold. Your day is coming!

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11 thoughts on “The price of Beauty

  1. AMENNNN!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks and God bless you for this. You are talking to me again!
    Yes I agree God’s preparing and baking the beautiful cake in me. My day is coming 😀

  2. @ Seye once again a lovely piece. I wonder y good memories fade so easily wen we r facing difficulties. A thousand times i try 2 convince myself that God’s purpose for my life will be established but it cms like d more I try 2 believe dis fact the louder d negative voice dat tries 2 discourage and distract ur focus.

    As human beings, we always want to just c d end product and not go through the process. The Isrealites spent 40yrs n d wilderness b4 gttn 2 d promise land. The clay is stronger when it goes thru d fire.

    As we go thru d fire of life, the Lord will ensure we come out more refined and more beautiful. And may God gv us grace to go thru d process as we strive to reach d finished products

  3. hmmm…yes, I speak for myself; I’ve never really liked the mixing process…but I realise that that’s what He needs to do to get the gold within me to begin to shine for other’s to see, and to benefit from…so now, it’s not so painful/frustrating, cos I know, it’ll only make me BETTER! and yes, my day is coming; AMEN!

    Thanks for this lovely reminder…

  4. Ochuko: …It’s only a matter of time…

    Teegirl: I guess that is why we need to keep reminding ourselves of His promises and processes …

    Simeone: …thanks for coming around…

    justdoyin: …we await your shining – though it tarries, it will surely come…

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  6. nice, nice, niiiiice

    whatever happening now is just a piece of the puzzle…..i like that,
    have a good weekend

  7. This is great, trail turn to Gold. Adversity they say polishes heavens diamonds. We will not like it when we are undergoing all these things but we need to. For if it weren’t for the dark days, we would not know what it is to be in the Light.

    Nice post.

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