Finding the Perfect Recipe

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I had been wanting to make tortellini soup for months. The tortellini pasta was in the freezer, just waiting to be used. I had made it a couple times before, the recipe I used was so yummy… but… I didn’t remember where I got the recipe.
 
I checked my cookbooks, nothing.
I checked the food blog I used to follow, nothing.
I checked the food site I like best, nothing.
I checked google. Nothing looked familiar.
 
So I didn’t make it.
Months went by and I went through the routine again.
 
I checked my cookbooks, nothing.
I checked the food blog I used to follow, nothing.
I checked the food site I like best, nothing.
I checked google. Nothing looked familiar.
 
I had in my mind what the recipe looked like. I knew what ingredients I wanted to use. I remembered what it should taste like. But didn’t know which recipe would get me to the one I wanted.
 
It stopped me from even trying.
Finally, yesterday, I decided to just pick a recipe and try it.
 
 
As I was making the soup, it hit me. I had been so afraid of picking the wrong recipe I didn’t do anything at all. The tortellini’s waited growing freezer-burnt as the months passed.
 

I was so afraid of picking the wrong thing it stopped me in my tracks.

 
Freezer-burnt tortellini’s are not a big deal.
But this was no longer about tortellini’s. There is another thing I have been putting off.
 
There is something God has told me to do. But He hasn’t given me the exact recipe. I’ve pleaded with Him over and over, to just show me how it should look. I’ve been searching for just the right recipe. But He stays silent about the ingredients, process, and end product. I’ve been too afraid of getting the wrong combination that it has stopped me in my tracks. For months.
 
Maybe, just maybe, I am supposed to just pick something and get started. Maybe like the soup I just find one that seems to be about right… pick it and try it. Then evaluate and tweak it.
 
The soup I made last night didn’t turn out perfect. Next time I’ll be skipping at least one ingredient because it didn’t taste quite how I had pictured in my mind. But at least I tried.
 
Perhaps that’s all God wants me to do with this assignment too. Perhaps He doesn’t need it to be perfect the first time. Perhaps I need to just try something and not be so afraid of failing.
 
Do you have anything that the Holy Spirit has been asking you to do and you too are afraid to try it? Yes, ask God if He wants to give you the recipe, but if He stays silent on the details… go ahead and try something. He might just need to see you start. The rest may fall into place as you go. The results may not seem perfect but He just wants you to try.
 
Believe me, He does not want you to be stopped in your tracks waiting for the perfect recipe.

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