I have had cake three times in 2 days!
Once at this weeks Beth Moore bible study, a hummingbird cake, the second was a chocolate cake for a friends birthday and the third, well, they were salted caramel cake pops. Yes plural. My mouth freaked out over the first one and that required a second!
Now I’m on a cake fast. But only literally.
See, this week has been a piece of cake for me.. I have loved every day of this week so I guess it’s been what some call, cakes and ale. This week my jewelry has been selling like hotcakes, and I met a lady whose “interesting” personality absolutely takes the cake
That’s a whole nutha story!
But I’m gonna land on this cake, and remind everybody of something we’ve all heard at one time or another. You can’t always have your cake and eat it too.
What does that cake look like in your life?
“Have your cake and eat it too” is an old English proverb that simply means you want “it” both ways. In some cases, this can mean you want what others have, as well as the cake you’re so shamelessly enjoying too.
When pride rules the flesh, we can easily get in a trap. A bad trap.
For example, let’s say I resigned from a position, and God graced me with an even greater one. If I try to manipulate anything about the position I resigned from, involve myself with how it is filled, or even worse sabotage someone who desires to fill it, then I have just made that my cake while trying to eat the one I just pulled out of the oven for myself.
There’s a tricky little word called alimony. I have tried to help many people move on from marriages that just didn’t work, and this little, or sometimes big piece of cake is tastier than embracing a new opportunity for love. The blessing of a new relationship can only progress so far because they can’t let go of the old…..and well, we know you just can’t have both of those cakes.
To inject a biblical example, the classic story of King Saul and David is a chilling reminder. Saul’s inability to feast on his giant, enormous, monstrous, cake-boss-esque authority as king, prohibited him from not only enjoying being king, but from the pleasure of being mentor to the next heir to the throne. The voice inside his head was haunted with a chant, Saul has a thousand cakes (work with me here), and David has 10,000 cakes. In the words of the mister in my life that leads me, “Being great is being able to lead someone who will be greater.”
Have some cake! Just let somebody have theirs too.