In June 2004, I had the privilege of teaching in a conversational English language camp in Lyon France. I loved my time there and enjoyed some wonderful food.
Each morning I would leave the home where I was staying before the retired couple would wake up. They would leave a box of pastries on the table for me to have one for breakfast.
One morning I looked at the box of croissants and saw the word- Escargot. The croissants had pieces of what I thought were snails, escargot in French, because the pieces were black. I did not want to eat snails for breakfast, I never actually want to eat them any time, so I drank some coffee and had some toast.
The husband came down that morning. He noticed the box of croissants was unopened. He asked me if I wanted one. I told him I didn’t want snails for breakfast. He smiled and said, “The spots are chocolate. The croissants are shaped like a snail.”
Learning that the black spots were chocolate, not snails, I eagerly ate two of them. I mean HELLO CHOCOLATE.
Deciding things based on appearances or lack of information can lead to mistakes like my mistake with the croissants.
Fortunately God does not make decisions the way we do. When God looks at us, he does not decide based on outward appearance or current abilities. God bases his decisions on what he can do through us as he empowers us , guides us, and transforms our lives.
God can take someone who others overlook, dismiss, or look down on and transform that person into a whole new person he works through to do wonderful things.
I hope to be more like God and not look at outward appearances. But I still don’t want to eat snails.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.