If you are just joining us in our series “Finding Christ in the Kitchen” feel free to hop on back to the introduction and go forward. Collect the free printable pages along the way if you like, to help with your journey!
Today we are on Day 10 Expectations…
It’s really important to be in reality about your expectations – with God, Family and Yourself. Otherwise we will live in a bitter state of always wanting things to be different and have unrealistic expectations. Today is a practical, get down to business type day.
Let’s tackle a few of the things that may be holding us back and then I’ll give you some solutions. Tried and true..ummm but not perfect of course.
Answer these 3 questions:
- What will your heart response be if you feel like you aren’t hearing from God regarding cooking and meal preparation?
- What will you say to your family when you serve them something new and that your worked very hard on for dinner and they say “YUCK!” (before they try it of course)
- How will you feel when you spend a good amount of time and possibly $$ on a meal and it turns out to be a flop?
These are things I have done in response to these questions:
- Don’t panic! Trust God and trust me…He promises..remember! It is perfectly ok to grab a cookbook, look on the internet, grab a magazine and allow God to speak to you through media – it does not mean He is not speaking to you – It is great inspiration for you and God can use anything He wants to speak to your heart!
- It’s a good idea to have your husband back you up if you are married. Speak with him and pray with him about you new meal planning and cooking journey. When the family says ‘YUCK!’ he can step in and build you up in front of the the children. Don’t allow it to hurt your feelings too much. Remember it’s an adjustment for everyone. Share your feelings with your family about how it makes you feel when you have worked so hard on a meal and everyone is dissatisfied. Also share with THEM your new cooking journey. Don’t allow others to discourage you.
- DO NOT BEAT YOURSELF UP FOR A FAIL! Was I firm enough..LOL One thing that I used to cringe and even cry about sometimes is when I spent a good amount of our grocery money on a recipe and it turned out a total flop. I’ve learned to laugh and eat it anyway. If you laugh, chances are that the rest of the family will laugh too. Throw on a can of soup and make toasted cheese sandwiches if your fail is not edible…yep I’ve had those too Lighten up on yourself..remember..progress not perfection.
Use the printable above. Pray, seek and wait for answers.
I would love to hear how God is speaking to you!
I also created a printable that is without the questions for this little journey….well…just because it turned out pretty and I figured you might want to use it for something else..other than Finding Christ in the Kitchen.
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