TOTAL CHRISTIAN LIFE MINISTRY

Seasoned Pot

by Cynthia Jennings on March 20, 2019
Seasoned Pot
 
Ladies, if you are like me, we all have that one pot that looks like it should be thrown away. The outside is burned beyond recognition and the beauty of the pot is no longer apparent. However, when asked why do you keep that pot, better yet why do you continue to use that pot. My response is “because of the way it cooks and makes my food taste. “
While in the kitchen one day preparing to use the aforementioned pot, I audibly heard God speak to me. “Sometimes your purpose doesn’t come into full fruition until you are a seasoned pot.” My eyebrow went up and my thoughts were hmmmm.  God has a purpose for each of us, He allows us and needs us to go through the fire like a cast iron skillet which only gets better over time the more it’s heated the better it cooks, or better said the better its purpose.
As women the more we’re heated (test and trials) the better equipped we will be to fully function within our God given purpose. I know, no one really wants to go through test and trials, but yet we all want to walk in our calling and purpose. In order to be effective in what we do we must be calibrated to the right temperature, we must be able to withstand the heat of our purpose. When we first purchased that new pot, it was shiny and pretty almost to the point where you didn’t want to use it, you took extra care in washing it to make sure all the grime was removed. But over time the new pot had endured many uses and withstood the high temperatures not to mention it was no longer shiny and pretty. However, you noticed this once beautiful pot has now become more meaningful to you not because of its beauty but because of it’s completed purpose. This is what God was showing me that day in the kitchen. It’s beautiful to acknowledge that you know what God’s purpose is in your life but it doesn’t become beautifully meaningful until you’ve experienced the heat of becoming a “seasoned pot” that prepares you to function in that purpose not in your own will and knowledge but in the will and knowledge of God thorough the guidance of The Holy Spirit.
So, during the process of becoming a “seasoned pot” the pot at times will become extremely hot and the temperature may need to be adjusted to allow for the proper cooking temperature.  God does the same thing with us, He will allow the heat to be turned up and when needed adjust the heat to make sure we are at the perfect temperature equipping us for His perfect will.
 
Pearl to Ponder: No matter how hot the pot gets leave it (yourself) on the fire in ordered to become a “seasoned pot” not for your glory but for God’s glory.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed
 
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