Sometimes inspiration or ideas are birthed in the simplest, most common places. Today, an idea came to life while packing my son’s lunch bag. He is heading off to day 4 of summer fun camp. As I peeled his orange, I was reminded of a statement I posted on Facebook not too long ago.
Simple pleasures: Oranges that don’t resist the peeling process.
Have you ever come across a stubborn orange? If you have, you know what I’m talking about. So much more work goes into the peeling process when the rind does not wish to pull away from the orange. It has a death grip on the orange. If orange rinds could talk, it is at this moment when they seem to be screaming, “I’m NOT letting go!”
Sometimes, we are much like an orange rind. The Lord begins to peel away at us in hopes of getting down to the good stuff and we hold on and resist. No, Lord, I’m NOT letting go! His goal is to reveal the beauty hidden underneath and we resist the process. We dig our heels (or peels, I’m sorry I couldn’t resist) in and make the process messier than it needs to be.
What about you? Are there any parts of you resisting the peeling process? Decide today, to loosen your grip and allow Him to show you the sweet potential beneath the surface.