This really hit me the other day when a lady at work asked what I was doing over the weekend. I had just one special event, so that is what I said. She proceeded to tell me that I was lucky that I was single and didn’t have a family. Now, this is not the first time this has been said to me, and I am sure it won’t be the last. At first, I was deeply hurt, and that ache in my heart came back as this had already been said to me earlier in the week by another lady. I really just wanted to sit down and have a good cry right there. But then I thought it is rather ironic: here are these ladies who are married and have families and they wish to be like me, then I wish I could be like them and have a family. One person’s situation in life is not necessarily better, though we may think my life would be so much better if this and this and this were true to my life.
But would it really? Sure, being single I do not have anyone depending on me. I don’t have little whimpers in the night or sick children to clean up after. If I want to take off and go to the ocean, I can do so relatively easy. But neither do I have little chubby hands reaching for me, nor do I have a house full of little feet to run after or little tears to dry or little bottomless pits to cook for or booboos to kiss. These were my dreams, but God had other plans for my life.
Though I may never have my own family, God is still working in my life. He knows the whys in my life situations and has placed me where I am for His purpose. Maybe it is to be a witness to those women at work who drink and smoke and curse. Maybe I am to be an encouragement to those who are going through some of the same things that I have gone through or maybe to be in the nursery so that mommies can sit and listen to the preaching.
This season of life will pass, and I will be held accountable for how I use my life. Am I going to waste my time whining because MY plans did not happen, or am I going to redeem the time and use my life for the Lord?
“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”Ephesians 5:15-16
“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.”Hebrews 13:5
“But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not whither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”Psalm 1:2-3
Chocolate Cream Pie
½ Cup Flour
3 Egg yolks
1 Cup Sugar
¼ tsp. Salt
2 Cups Milk
1 tsp Vanilla
Prebaked 9-inch Pie Shell
Mix Cocoa, Flour, Sugar, Salt and Egg yolks in a sauce pan and gradually add in milk while stirring over medium heat. Cook until thick about 10-15 minutes stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in Vanilla. Pour into baked pie shell and chill. Once chilled top with whipped cream.
Rachel was born and raised in a Christian home. She was saved at a young age for which she is thankful. She has lived in Pennsylvania her whole life. She worked in a bakery for 16 years before moving on in another direction. She has enjoyed cooking and baking over the years especially those foods rich in history. She is passionate about history and the stories of those who had so little yet were able to provide meals for their families. She appreciates the ingenuity behind the recipes written by those ladies who have pioneered the trail of food preparation before us. Food is an essential part of life and there is nothing sweeter to her than sitting together and sharing a meal together with family and friends.