I can’t wait to introduce you to my wonderful spicy friend Cindy Thomas! I had no idea that she had issues with being spicy and we even put that word on her photo to promote the conference! I wish I had read her blog first…
I’m here to make things Spicy… and you?
You know, among many things, I struggled for years trying to accept my own personality. The list could definitely grow, but today let’s not go there! Instead, let’s just focus on my personality disorder…
My desire was to be the girl who was sweet and soft spoken. Instead, however, I’m not very sweet and I cannot recall anyone – ever – using the term soft spoken when describing me. Now, don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t describe myself as obnoxious and mean, but I’m just not shy, I am very honest, and, well, let’s just say… a bit Spicy!
Part of this struggle in my life is that I KNOW that God created me specifically and exactly how He wanted me to be. After all, I BELIEVE in Him, therefore, I BELIEVE His Word, and I BELIEVE what His Word says about me. But if I can just keep it real, I was a little disappointed with His work…I mean, I just thought He could have done so much better with me!
Another fact about me is that I’m not much of a cook.
Okay…I said I was very honest so I must confess that when I say “not much of a cook”, I actually mean that I NEVER cook. Ever.
Please don’t judge, people!
The bottom line is that although I don’t cook (and I have no intention of ever cooking), I LOVE cooking shows…weird, I know!
The fabulous thing is that my AMAZING and AWESOME God loves me so much that He uses these simple things that I have no understanding of to speak to me right where I am.
As I watch the cooking shows I am intrigued by the huge variety of spices available to each chef. Some spices are sweet, some spicy, and even a few are a bit tart. However, although Basil, Cinnamon, and Garlic all taste different, they ALL have the ability to compliment – and even enhance – the flavor of a dish.
Without even getting close to the kitchen, I received a revelation that finally allowed me to accept my Spicy personality. Instead of comparing myself with all the other fabulous “spices” in the world, I understood that some dishes are just going to need some Red Crushed Pepper instead of, something like, Rosemary or Sage. I will not hate on the Rosemary or Sage, and I have learned to accept Dill and Oregano for what they contribute… But I have also learned to do my own happy dance for the opportunity to be Red Crushed Pepper!
I challenge you to identify which spice you bring to the table.
Identify it, celebrate it, and allow God to use you to season your circle of influence. YOU are exactly what is needed right now; YOU are here on PURPOSE; YOU are here to season the world for Jesus!
“Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be the seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth”.