I came across a little story from TJ Malone; it struck a chord with me as I feel it is a good way for us to look at things. It is called “A Piece of Cake.”
“A little boy is telling his Grandma how everything is going wrong, school, family problems, severe health problems, etc. Meanwhile, Grandma is baking a cake. She asks her grandson if he would like a snack, which, of course, He does. “Here, have some cooking oil.”
“Yuck” says the boy.
“How about a couple raw eggs?”
“Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?”
“Grandma, those are all yucky!”
To which Grandma replies: “Yes, all those things seem bad all by themselves. But when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake!
God works the same way. Many times we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times. But God knows that when He puts these things all in His order, they always work for good! We just have to trust Him and, eventually, they will all make something wonderful!” God is crazy about you! He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning. Whenever you want to talk, He’ll listen. He can live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart. Hope your day is a “piece of cake!””
I feel this is how the church is today. We are all ingredients in the larger recipe that the Lord is trying to bake, but the problem is that each one of us on our own is “yucky” as the little boy put it.
This is also addressed in scripture when we look at the many parts of the body of Christ. We all have a job, a taste so to speak; we are all part of something greater. Today, embrace your role as an ingredient in a greater plan.