Last night my husband told our 8 year old to “eat the cupcake.” Literally. How many times do you say that to your kids especially close to bed time? You know what, moms and dads, there’s nothing wrong with letting your kids have sweets before bed sometimes or before dinner or as a snack. It’s okay for you to too.
Sometimes we forget to actually do the living in life.
Anyway, he started asking questions trying to figure all this stuff out and the only thing he really needed to do at the time was simply eat the cupcake.
It kind of hit me as a little bit profound.
“Eat the cupcake.”
We spend so much time in life worrying about things that don’t even matter. Yes, I’m speaking metaphorically, and maybe also a bit literally because I do like a good cupcake now and then.
We think we need to have to all figured out.
We ask God to do things for us and then try to figure out each step, or ingredient if you will, of the thing He is doing.
And if we don’t see it happening how we think it should, we wonder if it is happening at all.
Guys and gals, we don’t need to have it all figured out.
We don’t always need to know how He is going to do it, but just that He is going to do it.
We don’t have to know each little ingredient or the secret sauce.
After all, He is the Master Baker.
And He bakes us cupcakes every single day.
He bakes us fresh starts, new mornings, clean slates, forgiveness, love, and grace…just to name a few of the flavors.
He sets them out before us free of charge, but He doesn’t force us to take them or eat them. That’s completely up to us.
We need to trust Him.
We need to trust that He only has good things for us.
Trust that He won’t give us anything bad because He said if it wasn’t good and perfect that it wasn’t from Him.
Quit trying to watch the oven.
Quit trying to make it happen in your time.
Quit trying to figure out how He did or is going to do it or if He really did.
Eat the cupcake.
Sometimes quite literally too.