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A Greater Purpose


It seems sometimes you have to go through the same things of life repeatedly to get the truth that God is trying to teach you cemented in your mind

I spent hours yesterday standing over the sink, scrubbing carrots. What to do with all our bounty was a real thought. I was thinking about God’s blessings and provision. Those “sweet beautiful carrots” being one of them and yet at the same time they seemed to work against my lazy flesh. I liked the blessing but did not like the work that went with the blessing.

How great is God’s way of showing us the greater purpose by giving us carrots to scrub. I scrubbed and pondered more. Suddenly the last four weeks of mind games and torture came clear. I might add they were mind games and a torture of my own making. I would like to blame someone else naturally, but I digress.

God wants me to use the stuff of life to teach me to grow up. God wants to show me how to put into practice His wisdom, forgiveness, and grace we so easily bat around. God doesn’t want me to take what He allows in my path to disrupt me He wants me to use it to glorify Himself and His ways. He doesn’t want me to be concerned with my reputation or hurt pride. He doesn’t want me to set the record straight against what feels like false accusations or misinterpretations. God wants me to see these things as “sweet beautiful carrots” to learn for real what it means to show grace to others. He wants me to say thank you and understand that His church is full of learning, growing Christ followers; that He made it so; for those same learning, growing Christ followers to not always see eye to eye. Sometimes He allows us to polish each other by being sandpaper in our words or actions. Its up to me as an individual to take responsibility and let it do its work instead of letting pride take over and cause the mind games I sometimes play. It’s not about me… Jesus… its all about You… As if You would do things my way… You alone are God and I surrender… To Your way


  1. Nice thoughts Shilah.... Gonna look at my grubby deformed hairy carrots a little differently now :)

  2. I've been thinking on this all afternoon as I made Cinnamon Rolls and it just keeps coming back to me that I DON"T WANT CARROTS!!!! :)


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