Too Many Cooks

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground. —Psalm 143:10 (NIV)

Too many cooks can spoil the broth. I haven’t heard that in a while. This is a saying that I heard quite often growing up, and again just a few days ago on a news program. I am sure that we can all relate to it. Often in life a task needs to be done, but many capable people with great input are in on the decision-making process. The “broth” doesn’t get made well or in a timely fashion because there has been too much input. We can so easily apply this to our faith. Throughout life, we think that we know the path to take; we get others to weigh in and receive very good suggestions on how to proceed with a decision. Having gathered lots of ideas, we now have become bogged down, overwhelmed by so many excellent thoughts. Now is the time to go to our Lord in prayer, if we haven’t already. He is the one “cook” who knows the recipe inside and out and can help us to move forward. Let’s turn to our Lord in prayer in all things, and at the end of the day, our “recipe” will be completed and directed by our Jesus, who wrote the book on “cooking for life.”

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