It's funny how things work.
Take this common occurrence for example.
I like to think of life as a pie eating contest.
So there you are, eating the most fantastic peach pie, and it's just REALLY good.
I mean the best peach pie you ever did eat.
And you are happy.
And the pie is good for you too, like you aren't worried about the amount of sugar or preservatives because it just feels like the perfect thing to be eating at the moment. And you just somehow know it is exactly what you should be eating.
And then, right when you least expect it, the chef of life, also commonly referred to as the Heavenly Father, hands you a big ol' slice of his best humble pie.
Yeah, you know the kind I am talking about.
And you have been so stuck on eating that wonderful peach pie for long enough, that you just can't stomach the thought of that humble pie.
But you know that in the end, the humble pie will probably make you feel better than you can imagine, because everyone know humble pie has a lot of hidden benefits right? And seeing as how the Lord is the chef and has probably included a lot of REALLY great ingredients, it will be good!
But unfortunately it doesn't negate the fact that while it's going down, it's going to suck. (scuse my french) Because remember that peach pie you had been eating was a really wonderful thing too. And sometimes peach pie is hard to give up.
Especially when the taste of those wonderful peaches lingers for a while.
So you sit there.
And stare that humble pie down.
Willing it, with all your heart and soul, to erupt in a glorious flame of smoldering pie-death.
Either that, or you just wish you could run in the opposite direction.
Ultimately you just long to keep eating that peach pie.
Because that would be the easy thing.
But sadly, that isn't how life, or the Lord, works.
He gives you the humble pie and waits for you to eat it.
And eventually you do.
Because you trust Him.
And it does give you a stomachache for a while.
But in the end, the Lord knows best.
And boy, that humble pie changes your life for the better.
Even if you can't see it right from the start.
"Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ prepares us for whatever life brings. Faith in Christ prepares us to deal with life's opportunities-- to take advantage of those we receive and persist through the disappointment of those we lose. In the exercise of that faith we should commit ourselves to the priorities and standards we will follow on matters we do not control, and we should persist faithfully in those commitments whatever happens to us because of the agency of others or the timing of the Lord. When we do this, we will have constancy in our lives that will give us direction and peace. Whatever the circumstances beyond our control, our commitments and standards can be constant... Do not rely on planning every event of your life-- even every important event. Stand ready to accept the Lord's planning and the agency of others in matters that inevitably affect you. Plan, of course, but fix your planning on personal commitments that will carry you through no matter what happens. Anchor your life to eternal principles, and act upon those principles whatever the circumstances and whatever the actions of others. Then you can await the Lord's timing and be sure of the outcome in eternity."
-DALLIN H. OAKS
Bring it on, Humble Pie