by Audrea Winbush Lott
"You are the world's seasoning, to make it tolerable. If you lose your flavor, what will happen to the world? And you yourselves will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.” TLB
Check yourself. Have you lost your flavor? It is so important that we add the needed flavor to our homes, our workplace, our neighborhoods, in the grocery store – everywhere we go. We cannot afford to act like, talk like, or try to be like everyone else. Though others may seem to be uninterested, they are anxiously awaiting someone to come along and show them something real when it comes to a relationship with our Heavenly Father and leading a victorious, joy-filled life. The way you carry yourself should speak volumes to others about our God and His goodness, mercy, and grace. Do not allow what you are going through personally to overshadow the fact that Jehovah-jireh has already seen in advance and made provisions for whatever it is you are facing. In the middle of the tests and trials, it is an awesome opportunity to witness to the goodness of God when asked how is it we have hope and peace while others are in a state of crisis or panic.
We cannot allow ourselves to fall by the wayside or be looked upon as being just like everyone else. We are strategically placed for God’s purpose. We should be determined to complete our assignments with joy and expectation knowing that as the children of God, we are called to compel others to receive what we have received. You are valuable. Don’t blend in and lose your uniqueness!
If your flavor has waned, been diluted by the cares of life, or become weaker for any other reason, make it a point to regain that potency that was once yours. Allow that flavor to grow stronger and stronger as you set out each day knowing that wherever you go, you are to make a difference.
Prayer: “Father, Thank you for the awesome assignment to be the flavor that the world is missing. Help me remain committed to complete my assignments with hope and expectation. My desire is to make a difference in the lives of others, thereby bringing glory to you. Amen.”
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