Thursday, November 19, 2009

What are your overheads?

You know how the grocery stores rearrange their stock every now and then, just to make you wander around and look at things? It's so disorienting, walking down the aisle to exactly where the shredded wheat lives, to suddenly come face-to-face with nothing but creamed corn and that soft, over-salted asparagus in the skinny cans. Certainly this isn't a customer-friendly practice, but they keep doing it, so I assume it generates some revenue.

I wonder if God doesn't do the same thing with us sometimes, when we start heading for the cereal aisle every time we walk in the door, because he knows that if he doesn't shake things up, we'll completely miss a lot of the great things he's made available for us.

This is not to say you should buy the creamed corn; it's just a reminder to be aware of God's bottom line as we attend to our routines, because he has so much more in store for us than we realize.

6 comments:

Shannon said...
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Shannon said...

Ooh I like this. I think it's awesome God takes us on detours in life so we don't miss out. I need that shake up from time to time.

I'm hoping the next time I walk to where the shredded wheat lives that I will suddenly come face to face with ice cream :)

thatoneguy said...

Well, they don't usually move the frozen cases... but anything is possible with God :-)

karyn said...

I vote yes to this blog post.

rawster said...

I have a good recipe that uses that weird creamed corn... I'll be making it Tuesday. So... if you ever end up with this happening again and are at a loss, just ask a friend for a good recipe.

I am currently in the dessert when I thought I lived in the mountains. God has mixed up my life and I don't know where I am, but I'm trying to trust that he knows what he's doing. And he does. So I'm trusting.

Leisha said...

I like this blog post. Good thought.