Peace family, sometimes things don’t come out quite like we visualize them, but I want to reassure you that that doesn’t mean that things can’t be good.
You’ve probably heard by now through Brian and my conversations, that I had the privilege of baking a cake and giving it to Mandisa backstage at the Thrive Tour concert on Friday.
What you probably don’t know, is that because she likes healthy food, I baked a practice, all-natural cake on Wednesday, a Red Velvet Cake that used beets instead of red food coloring.
Peace family, to be blunt, God never intended for beets to be used in cake. The result was not a blessing. No matter how good the picture looked on the website where I found the recipe, and even, no matter how good the cake that I made looked, to be honest, it tasted like cake with a hint of garbage and the texture of silicone, perhaps the culinary brainchild of Dumpkin Hines. It was a confection rejection extraordinaire.
When I gave up on making something healthy and decided to just bake the recipe that a baker friend of mine recommended (thanks, Linda!) it was the absolute most delicious Red Velvet Cake I have ever baked, and everyone was blessed, myself included.
All of this to say: sometimes, even our best and well-intentioned efforts don’t bring the result that we were hoping for, but God still has a good plan, and he will be faithful to you, and he will put wise friends around you to help you through. If you are feeling discouraged today, take heart! God is still in control, maybe even working things into something more beautiful and better than what you even originally envisioned.
My other thought is, thank God for real Red Velvet Cake!
Anyway, just a few thoughts from your friendly, neighborhood Kat.