I love fresh vegetable (veggie) salads. I used to add lots of Italian or Greek dressing to my salads and veggies because I love the flavor. Over a period of time, I started using less and less dressing and tasted more of the veggies. I wanted the natural goodness of the vegetables. It took some time for my taste buds to adapt and adjust to the loss of the blended taste of dressing. I took more care and concern of my health and mental awareness and there was less need for supplemental flavors to my food.
I think our lives in general work that way…we add pleasurable taste to the truth in efforts of making it more palatable. The process of mature taste for the truth in life will emerge as the appreciation and value of life changes. At some point, adding “stuff” to cope with the cover up becomes dissatisfying. Chewing and digesting the truth is an acquired taste. #TasteTruth
When I was in grade school, as the end of the school day approached, students were anxious, and ready to go home. My teacher would often tell us to sit in our seat as we waited for the sound of the bell for dismissal. Sometimes we decided to have social seating as we moved around the class, and visited the desk of other students. Once the bell rang, we would rush to our desk, knocking things over, run into one another while gathering our belongings. What if we were obedient and listened and remained in our seat until the bell rang for the student release? I’m quite sure not as much havoc or chaos would have occurred.
Same question I ponder in life’s destiny and purpose. Sometimes, individuals are anxious and move around, socialize at another person’s place and leave their own seat of success unoccupied. Sitting in your seat until your appointed time is key. Life has a way of designing the right moment for you to be released to fulfill your purpose without your moving around. Sit down, listen and learn. Knowledge is powerful when poured, but potent when settled. Digest knowledge in your seat instead of socializing and creating conversations. If you tend to get antsy and fidgety, consider maturity as a resolution. No one else can sit in your seat of success but you. It was designed for the weight of your life and the power of your purpose.