Founders Note: Today on the blog we have are monthly contributor Kiki! She is sharing her heart on this month's theme Repentance. You can learn more about Kiki and her blog on are about page.
I was making whipped cream the other night and somehow it just didn't turn out right. I likely over-whipped it (kitchen fail!), but in the heat of the moment, I so badly wanted to blame it on a bad carton of whipping cream.
That feeling of failure quickly went from feeling sad to feeling annoyed and then mad. And mad at an empty carton and soupy whipped cream in a bowl, to be exact. I was mad that I didn't get things right and that I couldn't make it like everyone else (aka the internet). And it made me mad that I wasted that entire carton, too. I looked at that soupy whipping cream and well, wanted to whip it until it made butter.
But in that moment of madness, I realized that I could either let it dwell and fester in me (and likely hurt something/someone else unintentionally in the process) or I could give it up.
I could let it go and just try again tomorrow.
I could give it to God, admit that I let the feeling of failure turn into anger, and realize that sometimes things don't turn out the way I want to.
But just because that happens, it doesn't mean that I have to let it get the best of me.
The best of me being what's inside my heart. Not the blood that keeps me alive, but the blood of Jesus Christ that washes me white as snow.
Repenting means getting down on our knees and letting God in every aspect of our lives; the good, the bad, and the ugly kitchen fails, too.
And letting Him take away that anger and fill me with peace (plus a dollop of canned whipped cream!) was the best dessert I've had in a long time.