Fried Eggs, Frustration, Failure, Faith and YOU

by Sandra Allen Lovelace  @SandraALovelace  #WallflowerWomen  #TimetobeYOU!

The egg sizzled into the pan, and I did my best to corral the spreading white with my turquoise spatula. Have you ever noticed how frying an egg echoes the walk of faith?

If you’re anything like me, you need to have your wits about you when you stand at a morning stove. Otherwise the white splatters as you crack the egg, bits of shell fall into the pan, or the yolk breaks in silent rebellion. Any of these common happenings can spawn feelings of frustration and/or failure, especially if you’re about to present the plate to a guest. Or you just wanted one pretty egg to start your day.

Notice: An ugly egg is not a big deal. Looks don’t change its taste, and there are more eggs in the box. A misstep on our faith journey isn’t a major catastrophe either. Our adoption isn’t altered, and God's grace abounds. Share on X

Now, it’s likely you learn through the ups and downs the same as I do in the kitchen.

Oh no. Guess I hit the egg too hard. I have to pick that piece of shell out of there.
Hmm, that mouthful was runny. I’ll have to leave the egg longer on the first side.
Whoops. No way to dunk my toast in a dry yolk. I’ll have to flip sooner next time.

Makes me wonder how my days would change by adopting that perspective. When events don’t unfold the way I planned or would like them to, maybe I could  just adjust next time around OR make the best of the fresh set of circumstances.

A broken yolk might inspire a scrambled delight, especially if I stir in some chopped veggies, cheese, milk, and spices. I might just give that a try next time it happens. (note, I didn’t say if it happens) Share on X

How do frustrations and failures affect you?
Would those reactions change, if you compared them to frying an egg?

The Almighty reigns,


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