Recently I was driving to the bank on my lunch break when I came across two girls sitting at the end of their driveway behind a small table. They had two pitchers of lemonade placed on the table and a small chalkboard easel with prices listed on it sitting off to the side.
I smiled and continued on to my destination, but seeing those two girls got me thinking…
Does my faith reflect what it takes to run a lemonade stand?
Lemonade stands are usually exciting new opportunities for kids during the summer months when school is out, and it is also a good way for younger children to score some spending money! I doubt that when those two girls decided to have a lemonade stand they had a strategy meeting, a financial goal, or even a statement of purpose drawn up.
I bet they grabbed a table, some chalk, and told their parents, with grins the size of bananas, that this is what they wanted to do. I think the thrill of the people coming and purchasing a nice cool cup is all they needed.
That is what faith should be; getting caught up in the excitement of God and just doing something. How often do we miss out on amazing adventures and new experiences because we wanted to map out every detail? How often have we allowed our hesitation to get in the way?
I don’t want to miss out anymore. I want my faith to reflect a love that does. I want to get caught up in the excitement. I want to take the lemons that I have been handed, make some lemonade, and wait for the blessings to come rolling in!
What lemons have you been handed in life? What are you going to do with them?