Suppose there are five sponges laying on your kitchen counter top. Each member of your family has been cleaning up different areas of your home, but all the sponges look the same.
You are curious as to what was cleaned in your home, but you can’t really tell by looking at the sponges; they all look the same. So what do you do?
You squeeze each sponge to see what comes out.
As you squeeze the first sponge, you see that black tea comes out, and so you decide that someone cleaned the kitchen with that one. Upon squeezing the second sponge, you find the bath-tub and tile cleaner - that one was used to clean the bathroom.
Next, in the third sponge, you find motor oil -- dad was cleaning the garage maybe! In the fourth sponge, baby powder puffs out when it is squeezed -- yep, the baby’s nursery was done with that one! May be mum used it.
And finally, in the last one is floor wax -- that was the one you used on the hall floor! Hmm…As you lay the last one down, you look again at their similarity - and they all look the same until they are squeezed.
Christians are the same way. As life squeezes us, different things come out - anger from one, a need for revenge from another, tears from remorse from yet another - also greed, untruth, lust - and finally, from one saint, pours forth the love of Christ. Just like the sponge, we can only squeeze out what is put in - stay in the Word daily, and be in continuous prayer, so that when life puts the squeeze on you (and it WILL), Jesus, and Jesus ALONE will shine forth from you.
Some people believe, and develop a plan; some people doubt, never think that they can;
Some people face hurdles and give it their best; some people back down when faced with a test.
Some people sit, some people try; some people laugh, some people cry.
Some people will, some people won’t; some people do, some people don’t.
We all have a choice, we all have a say; we are spectators in life, or we get in and play.
Whichever we choose, how we handle life’s game; the choices are ours, no one else is to blame.
Choose wisely, you are the driver of your life. Fellow sisters and brothers, you will inspire when you choose wisely.
When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling - live your life so that when you die, you’re smiling and everyone around you is crying.