Word 4U Today



‘…Make every minute count’ Ephesians 5:16 CEV

The Bible tells us that there is a ‘time for everything’ (Ecclesiastes 1:3 NCV).

What are you going to do with the time given to you?

In the third stage of its life, a caterpillar forms a chrysalis and, inside, mushes all its body parts into gross bug goo (yeah, don’t google ‘inside a chrysalis’…) When it’s strong enough, it pushes its way out of the shell as a butterfly and uses its wings for the first time. Rush this process, try to help the butterfly out by opening the chrysalis early, and you’ll be releasing an underdeveloped bug hybrid with teeny wings. Also you’ll be killing it, yeah, that too.

We must be wise with our time.

It’s tempting to take shortcuts even when you sense a chance to grow, but rather try to rush through everything and play the long game. Put the slow work into character-forming and you’ll make something great out of your life.

When life gives you lemons, it’s probably God. So, you should probably make a delicious lemon cake. All of the ingredients we get in our life are given to us by Him. Some learning experiences we choose, and others, both good and bad, are thrust upon us. The story of who you are is written in your scars (and not in your stars!) as well as your good experiences.

They’re not coincidences.

God is crafting and making you so don’t shrink back – make something wonderful out of it all.


What now?
God has ‘…made everything beautiful in its time’ (Ecclesiastes 1:9 NLT). Think: have you even considered that this might be you?

Joy Ferdiz

October 27th, 2013

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