It has been almost 2 weeks since I started eating my raw veggies at least once a day. I struggled for a long time getting myself to consume the greens because my mindset was against making a dressing and prepping. I decided to pray about undertaking this struggle and soon I found myself realizing that I was only making excuses. How did God get me to eat a salad everyday? Haha. Seems funny to think that something simple would be so hard. Don’t laugh.
I became a meal coordinator for our church and actually didn’t really like the idea of it. But I did it anyways. I don’t see myself as a cook and find it hard to really appreciate the kitchen even in my own home. I don’t even think of it as one of my gifts. Then I started to make these huge salads for the meal. Because I didn’t want to make too much of a fuss I only put olive oil, salt, and lemon juice for dressing. For veggies I would put a whole box of lettuce mix, tomato, cucumber, red onion, olives, carrots, and lastly avocado. That avocado was what made everything creamy!
Over time I started to get compliments for my salads. People would look forward to it and ask how I made it. I would tell them how simple it was and that they could do it too. Ya, so then it hit me. I should probably make these for myself. Why have I been just complaining that I don’t have ingredients to make it awesome, when I have been feeding others this goodness?
So I decided to do it and, honestly, my body feels so much better. I have energy and I don’t feel so sluggish in my tummy. It is funny how sometimes we think that ministry is really about helping others, when sometimes God just wants to use ministry to speak to us and change our view of ourselves. With a little brain work, some elbow grease, and a few veggies God helped me to become more healthy.
How has God used ministry to reach you? How has He changed your heart to make healthier choices in your life? What are some things that you want to change? He is there to help you.