We all have different methods of dealing with bananas. Some like to eat them while they're still a little green & fry 'em. Some like them perfectly yellow to make sandwiches with. Some like them on the brown side so they can be mashed up and made into banana pudding. Then, there's those of us that let our lives get crazy and let the bananas turn completely brown. You know what I've learned through experience? SOMETIMES the ugliest, brownest bananas are the ones that make the sweetest banana bread.
When things start getting ugly, God's giving you a chance to make it into something tasty. :)
I was listening to one of my favorite songs by Barlowgirl last night on the way home from work. I couldn't help but tear up while belting out the lyrics, hoping no one else was watching. I always get all teary-eyed when I hear the song, "I Need You To Love Me."
There's this line in the song that gets me thinking. "You're a God who has all things and still you want ME." How many times have I felt unworthy of Him? Time and time again, I find myself pushing my Lord away because of this stupid, ridiculous lie. I've struggled with this lie over and over my entire twenty years of life. It is easier to fall into the comfort of the lie than it is to crawl out into the light of truth.
Music has always been a great part of my life. It's my prayer. When I don't have words to say, I sing. Simple as that. When this song came on last night, it was my prayer for God to pull me up into his light of truth. We all have times when we feel rotten-looking and like we're completely worthless, but that's when God steps into the kitchen and puts the apron on and makes some very sweet banana bread out of us.