Would you ever consider sitting down to the table, pulling up a chair, grabbing a spoon and digging into a handful of large raw eggs? How about chewing on a bar of unsweetened cocoa? Maybe you’d be okay with a teaspoon of salt or baking powder, but what about the cup and a half of flour, or the two sticks of butter? The vanilla, espresso, sugar, and chocolate may smell good and even taste good in moderation, but two cups of sugar would be difficult to eat.
These ingredients by themselves are very unique but not very appetizing. Some smell good while others will never be picked for scent of the month; but if you mix these ingredients together, put it in the oven for 30 minutes, you will have a pan of the most delicious brownies you’ve ever tasted.
That’s our lives. Different ingredients, some of which are sweet, others which are bitter, but if you love God and allow Him to mix it all up, He can make something amazing.
This is my story. Bitter ingredients combined with purposeful additives, mixed with sweet elements create who I am today, and may God be praised for being faithful and making it all work together for good.