Smelling the Vase Instead of the Roses:

[Image by CW Ye]

I never see a woman pulling out the roses from a vase and saying, "wow, what a beautiful vase."
Although the vase may be beautiful
The substance inside the vase matters more

I never ask for a cup of coffee minus the coffee
The cup has no value unless there's something inside
It's the substance that goes inside the vessel that makes a vessel valuable

LDP & Nakedsha wrote a post recently titled "What you have is enough"
Really, what you have is enough...except you haven't found it yet
We are clay pots filled with a treasure
There's something lurking inside you and I
Something really unique

Don't smell the vase instead of the roses
We often disqualify ourselves because we look at the exterior of our vessels
We ask ourselves whether we are worth the trouble
We try to be like someone else
Don't neglect the gift that is already in You.

I sat in the pews three weeks ago and listened to Jason Norman speak some of the words above. I added some of my words to it as well.

Click the Picture below if you want to watch the full video:

[Image from the Living Word Church]
Question for the Day: Do you believe that God placed a gift in every single person in the world?

Exciting Announcement: THIS Friday, June 11th, inspired by NoLimit's tweets, some bloggers (Myself, NoLimits, FunmsDRebirth, Zoe Believer, Giagerry-writer for the new blog "Preserving the Saltiness", Olusimeon, Miss LNQ, JibolaL, and Mamarita) will be writing our views on the Proverbs 31 Woman (these are their Twitter handles, but I will post the blogs of all writers on Friday). Is she realistic? Is she an icon? Should we strive to be like her? Who is she really? You don't want to miss it. See you on Friday (I will also be tagging all blogs that will write on the topic on Friday, feel free to add your blog in the comments if you want to write on Proverbs 31 on Friday too).

Don't forget, I'd love to read your answers for the question of the day :)