Life is Like Biscuits

By Lauren Schwab

Southern Humorist, Jane Jenkins Herlong, shared this story in her email newsletter.

One Sunday morning at a small Southern church, the new pastor called on one of his deacons to lead in the opening prayer. The deacon stood up, bowed his head and said, “Lord I hate buttermilk.”

The pastor opened one eye and wondered where this was going. The deacon continued, “Lord I hate lard.” Now the pastor was totally perplexed. The deacon continued, “Lord, I ain’t too crazy about plain flour. But after you mix ‘em all together and bake ‘em in a hot oven, I love biscuits.”

Lord, help us to realize when life gets hard, when things come up that we don’t like, whenever we don’t understand what you are doing, that we need to wait to see what you are making. After you get through the mixing and the baking, it’ll probably be better than biscuits.

My thoughts: Life can be challenging and it can be easy to focus on the negative or compare ourselves to others. Drama and gossip can easily grab hold of your mind and mouth before you realize it’s hurting yourself and others. I encourage you to try to focus on the good, the lesson learned and make the best outcome out of situations. Imagine success in your life, visualize your goals and take action towards accomplishing your dreams. Life can be gravy if we take time to let God make our biscuit we call life and trust in His secret recipe.

Pass this on to those who need encouragement and a delicious biscuit!


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