The old saying goes, “When life gives you lemons make lemonade”. Right? Well, if you’re like me, you probably don’t like lemonade. At one point in my life, it seemed as if I was receiving a pound of lemons every other day. I mean it was countless setbacks one right after another. I remember saying out loud, “Dang, who am I; the sour patch kid? Lord can you at least send me some oranges, so I can make some orange juice”? With the luck I was having, I’m sure those oranges would have turned sour as well. My faith was really being tested. I wanted to give up, but I’ve never been one to back down from a fight. Even when my spirit man was yelling “You don’t have the eye of the tiger, you’re going to get beat up, you can’t WIN”. I didn’t listen. I still went out with my boxing gloves on, entered the ring with the mindset of “I got this, I’m a champion. This is going to be another David & Goliath story.” Well, it wasn’t! My spirit man was right. I was knocked right off my feet, but I got back up and gracefully walked away with a sense of accomplishment because even in my defeat I did not allow my enemy to shake my faith. With every defeat, there are teachable moments. I learned some valuable lessons. Listen to your inner voice because it’s God giving you wisdom, Recognize which battles are worth fighting for and which ones are worth letting go, and Your lemons are there to help you understand you won’t win every battle in life, but you don’t always have to make lemonade out of the lemons life brings you. Those same lemons can be used to create a gourmet meal. Even the sourest lemon in the pack can be used as a master plan for a better life. It’s called the “Recipe Book of Life”. In this book there are the key ingredients and directions you must follow, but it’s going to take much trial and error to master the craft. As a bonus, you are given tips on how to substitute items you no longer have or need. Substitution means another way around the hurdles in your path. Your recipe book is a reflection of how far you’ve come so there is no need to turn back now unless you’re revamping the old recipe to make it greater. Here is the kicker to this book, it’s not one of those books that you produce on your own or find on the internet. You’re going to need some help along the way from a higher source. This is not an ordinary book, it’s ordained to be much bigger than the natural eye can see. As a matter of fact, you’re not even the author of this book you were hired as the Ghostwriter then promoted as the Publisher to carry out the mission to help millions of others produce a bestselling book series out of the lemons they were given. The anointing of God rests upon you. “But the anointing that you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as His anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in Him.” 1 John 2:27 ESV. Someone is out there waiting for your recipe.
Prayer: Lord help me stand strong in my faith as I fulfill your mission for my life. Help me to change my thought process when I’m faced with turmoil. Even through the most challenging times Lord, I will trust you. I will not be defeated by my own self-inflicted doubt in my abilities to be a faithful servant for you. Lord, I know that with you on my side I cannot fail. I surrender unto you Father so that you can get the Glory. In the Name of Jesus, Amen!