We do it four times a year. We bake a chocolate cake – for each of the four birthdays in our family. And while the finished product is fantastic, the individual ingredients themselves don’t taste so good – raw eggs, flour, cake mix, vegetable oil. But put them together and stick it in the oven for a while, and the result is awesome.
In life, the individual ingredients don’t always taste so good. But God is all about the finished product.
Everything about you goes into the final product. When you bake in your past trauma, mistakes, good and bad decisions, relationships, personality, passions, and addictions, you get who you are today – a wonderful, redeemable, child of the King.
You know the verse as well as I do: “All things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).
All things mean all things. God uses it all. It all goes into the cake. It all matters. It’s all good in the hands of God.
Recovery Step: Trust the great Baker to use it all – the good, the bad, and the ugly – to create a finished product.