Monday, 07 May 2012 16:26 |
“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.”
Matt. 5:13 (NLT)
If I'm honest, I have to admit that eating good food is one of my favorite pastimes. I love trying new restaurants and sampling great dishes. And I believe that one of the greatest factors that contribute to food tasting delicious is the flavoring. I don't care how beautiful the presentation or how fancy the ambience, if the food is bland, you might as well throw it in the garbage.
We have been called to be the "salt of the earth." We are to bring flavoring to our environments and our presence should bring an immediate upgrade to our surroundings. We should show up as a breath of fresh air instead of a wet blanket. People should be glad to see us coming instead of glad to see us go. In Matthew, the question is posed, “What good is salt without its flavor?” In comparison, what good are you if you don't have any enhancements to offer your family, your friends, or your community?
So the next time you interact with a group, think about the flavoring you're offering. Are you showing up as an improvement or an enhancement? Or are you bland, bitter and hard to stomach? If your position is the latter, make an immediate adjustment and never hesitate to spice it up.