When life give you lemons… make whatever you want!
Lemonade, lemon sherbet, lemon custard, lemon meringue pie, lemon jello, lemon sorbet, lemon tarts, lemon cheesecake, the possibilities are endless and all just as delicious.
My point is this, we all go through trials. Yes, there are similarities. But, how we get through those trials is going to look different for each person. The end result will not always be lemonade.
Sure, I can tell you what my resolution would be. Help guide you and support you through the journey. Trust me, I will be right there cheering you on! But ultimately it is your story and your resilience that is different from everyone else.
Why? Because your “resilience” is beautiful and unique to you. Given as a gift from God, powered by The Holy Spirit and nurtured through the Grace of God.
I can’t stress to you how much I love the word “resilient/resilience”. It is such a powerful word. And yet, it literally can’t exist without the ugliness, the pain and tears of trials.
God knew we would experience pain. Pain that would bring us to our knees at times. I can’t sit here and give you boxes to check to get you through trials. I wish I could. If I had the ability to take it all away, I would in a blink of an eye. To see anyone suffer rocks me to my core. The harsh reality is, we will all experience some kind of trial in our lifetime.
I am going to tell you a BIG secret. It even hurts me to even put it into words. But here it goes. Even as much as I want to promise you that I will ALWAYS be by your side during the pain, I can’t. I have the potential to fail you in those moments. Not because I do not want to be there. I could be in another state, I could be with another person, I could be sick. etc. The list of reasons are endless.
But I can promise you one thing, one single thing. GOD WILL BE THERE! And I can assure you, it will be beautiful. He will meet you where you are. Together, your journey will be a story for the ages! To share with others of how God has made himself reverendetly known in your life.
So the next time you find yourself with a bowl full of lemons, don’t try to solve your problems to mirror another person. Let God take over and show you the beautiful creation He has created in you; the miracles around you He provided to give support during those times, and the moments God carried you. Even when you didn’t know you were being carried. Trust me, it looks nothing like everyone else’s lemonade.
Blessins and Love,