Yep, you read the title right. And no, this is not the recipe for some sort of power drink that will detox or clarify your skin. I've legitimately been looking at my life as a smoothie lately. I know you're probably confused so allow me to explain.
Before graduating from undergrad, I had this cute little idea of how everything in my life was going to line up. I was supposed to be in this place doing those things with these people at xyz timeframes. Yeah, God apparently had other plans. Now I'm not saying that I'm not grateful for the alternate way my life is working out. I am. But God only knows it's so much and so all over the place sometimes that I don't know which way is left.
So how does the smoothie come into play?
When you go to make a smoothie, you have all these ingredients that you add to the blender. Some are great and delicious on their own. Some are not so tasty. As you layer them in one by one you end up with this pretty little rainbow of ingredients. And then you hit puree… and everything starts to get cut up and tossed around. I bet you if those berries could talk they'd tell you that the blending isn't at all comfortable.
But then something amazing happens. All the craziness starts to take form, and you start to see something beautiful and coherent take shape. All the ingredients are now blended into one delicious smoothie.
Life can sometimes set you in a whirlwind of the good, the bad, the uncomfortable, and every other ingredient. But in the midst of the blending we must remember that "all things work together for the good of those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose". It will keep you hopeful and fighting for that beautiful end product.
And trust me, it's shaping up to be one great smoothie ;)