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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Down in the dumps--think like an oyster.

Think Like An Oyster--By: David Clegg

Someone recently e-mailed me a poem about an oyster, I know it sounds crazy. But the poem made me think.
You may or may know it, but oysters have problems, too. Those poor little guys have to live on the bottom of the ocean. And they often get all sorts of trash in their shell.
Sometimes, they get a grain of sand stuck inside their shell in a place that they can’t reach to get it out. This sand scratches them and irritates them. So God, when he designed oysters, gave them a way of dealing with these irritations. The oyster secretes a milky white solution that surrounds the sand, so that it won’t scratch as much. As long as this sand is in it’s shell, the oyster continues to cover it. And, as I am sure you know, that grain of sand eventually becomes a beautiful pearl.
What does this have to do with you? Like the oyster, you are going to be faced with many little irritants. Some that you can’t seem to do anything about and they never seem to go away.
The Apostle Paul wrote:
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 (NIV)
When those irritations come, begin to think like an oyster. Instead of complaining about the irritations, look for what God can do for you, in you and through you.
Start looking for the pearl, instead of the sand.

1 comment:

Lissa (aka The Untamed Scrapper) said...

Oh I'll accept the sand, and do it for HIs glory - but all I have to say is, "Man, this is getting to be a MIGHTY big grain of sand!"

Love to each