I used this measuring spoon the other day and didn't notice anything unusual. It functioned, or at least it functioned well enough that I didn't see what was wrong with it. When I washed it, I noticed a problem. I held it out in front of me for a good look. It was crooked.
Obviously I neglected it and set it too close to dangerous flames on the stove for it to change shape like that. Looking at that crooked spoon got me thinking (I know - a dangerous thing - LOL!). The spoon was crooked, tilted, askew, slightly off. What about me and my priorities? Was I crooked, tilted, askew, slightly off?
How many times do we think we are doing a fairly good job of functioning as children of God, wives, mothers, and friends, but our priorities have gone slightly askew? I might think I'm doing alright because I function well enough not to notice anything wrong. But if I stand back and take a good look, I just might see that I'm leaning a little one way or the other.
What can I learn from the crooked spoon?
The spoon is crooked, not perfect, but I will use it anyway.
I am crooked, not perfect, but the Lord will use me anyway.
If I try to fix the spoon without asking for help, I will just mess it up further.
If I try to "fix" my priorities in life without asking for God's help, I will just mess them up further.
Only through applying heat can the spoon be straightened out.
When God applies a little "heat" to my life, He helps me straighten out my priorities.
And...I think the Lord is pleased when I wash the dishes even though I do NOT like washing them! :)
Just some thoughts from my kitchen...
Any wisdom from your kitchen?
Have a fantastic Monday!