Don’t Mess With Me

Made a blueberry coffee cake the other  night at the request of one of my sons.  It had been a while since I made one, so I made sure that I followed the directions ‘to the T’. When I pulled it out of the oven, it seriously looked and smelled like the most delicious thing I’ve ever made. Which, by the way, isn’t saying much.

 I couldn’t wait to turn the Bundt cake pan over onto the plate so that I could lift up the pan and see the entire thing. I had just made some icing and was ready to go! As I carefully lifted the pan up, my beautiful coffee cake dropped to the plate – in thousands of mushy pieces.
What. A. Mess! 
 I was so frustrated and had NO desire to deal with it, so I  left it all there on the counter. I went into the other room, plopped down on the couch and continued watching the Christmas story I had been watching prior to this disaster.

Have you been there? Maybe you haven’t had  a bad experience with baking, but with life in general?  You seem to be doing everything right, yet the results don’t reflect your heartfelt efforts? Nothing more frustrating…

Well, while I was watching my show, the son who loves the coffee cake (the most) walked into the room after being out with friends. I didn’t even bother to ask if he had a good evening, but made sure I warned him that I totally screwed up the coffee cake.  He didn’t say much, but what he said made a world of difference in my heart and my attitude. He said that it was “ok” and at least I tried!

Hmmm….Just what I needed to hear.

Sometimes I think God tries to send us messages- just like that – to either prepare us for what’s down the road or  help heal the aftermath of a mess. We just need to be willing to listen. Such a comfort in knowing that we have a God like that…..a friend who loves us all the time – no matter what.  Don’t miss that blessing.


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