A pear sat on my desk at work, a bit bruised, a smidge scarred. Oh but it was perfect to me. So sweet and just ripe enough to have every bit of juicy goodness dribble out with each bite.
And there it was. A reply to my question earlier.
But with a pear?
God speaks in fruits?
I realized this pear was kinda like looking into a mirror. I may not be as shapely or curvy, but I'd say I have some similar scars to this morning snack of mine. And those emotional scars I have, whether self inflicted or received by others,have something to say about who I am today.
Scars can define us. Although sometimes we let the scars define us in the wrong way. We let ourselves play the victim rather than victor. We let the scars hold us back rather than provoke us forward. Scars have even made us so afraid of change, that we make inner vows that end up putting up walls that we thought would protect us, but really they take away the freedom to live the life God has for us. And in all honesty, I have experienced each one of those scenarios. God's grace has overcome my hurts though, and He still has me healing in some areas. But God says that in our weakness, He is strong. He said He causes all things to work together for those that love Him and called according to His purpose for them. And once we fully embrace that truth, as well as fully surrender the hurt, the scars won't be ugly, they'll be something powerful. In fact, my pear despite its scraps and bruises, was like I said, sweet and juicy as ever. So there's no reason a hurt should keep me back. I am plenty sweet on the inside and so are you.
It's my ultimate goal to take negatives and turn them into a positive. To literally be the person that lives with 'the bright side' always in mind. What better opportunity to take something so negative as a wound from your past and be able to rise above it with life, strength, and renewed purpose.
Its a challenge, definitely, but it comes with a sweet and juicy pay off 😉.