Are You Microwave Or Oven Baked?

Have you ever tried to microwave frozen pizza and 5 minutes after you put it in you realize that even though the crust is burning hot, the center is still quite cold and maybe still frozen? Now, take that pizza and put it into the oven and let the heat be turned on. It will cook evenly and you’ll get a better result.

Sometimes our lives are lived like microwave pizza. We want quick results. So we rush out of a difficult process because we believe we have learned enough to go on. Meanwhile, we are actually half-baked.

Don’t be in a hurry to get out of pressure. It’s a training process. If you have been called to leadership, you should be willing to endure the hardship of training. The Lord himself determines how much time you need to be prepared.  The pressure of training cuts off what you don’t need from your life. It cuts off habits that stop you from making progress, it cuts off character traits that hinder your relationships with people, it cuts off interactions that leave you ineffective.

I didn’t say it would be easy. It will require an uncomfortable ‘Yes’ and an uncommon commitment and an unyielding faith, but trust God and be willing to submit through the process. A better you will come out of the oven.

 

( Oh yes! In case you’re wondering… i do love pizza!) lol 😀

You Cannot Force Growth..

I have learnt that people will grow at their own pace and mature in their own time. You have to let people go through their own process. Your Christianity cannot be projected on someone else. Your salvation is personal to you. It won’t save your spouse, your kids or your friend.

As much as you desire for them to mature in faith, be strong or probably make lifestyle changes, you cannot impose your faith on them.

You can only pray for them, love them, teach them if you’re in a position to, and be there when they need you.

Otherwise, you leave them be.