Thursday, April 23, 2015

What I have learned about carrots...

Here is what I know about carrots...

I remember visiting farms as we were growing up. They always had carrots growing in the ground. It was fun for me, as a kid, to walk up and down those rows and see the green sprouts above the ground and know that a carrot was coming. I planted some seeds of my own, but as the tiny sprigs of green appeared, I gently pulled them up to see if there was a carrot on the end... long before the carrot had a chance to become one.

There are many carrots being dangled in front of us in this day and age, most of those carrots turn out to be nothing but a handful of weeds, or at the most, a HINT of a carrot.

A carrot is a good thing. It is healthy, and good for us, an important part of the vegetable food group. However... I am certain that they are referring to a fully grown carrot, not one that was pulled before it was fully grown.

Carrots and life??

Many times I have interrupted or hurried a process, (pulled the carrot too soon) that God was doing in my life, by becoming impatient before his lesson was complete.

There have also been a few times that I grabbed the carrot dangling in front of me. It was so tempting. Example: the face cream that promised instant results, wrinkles GONE within minutes. There are probably many more, but you get the point.

While I am thinking about carrots, I have to say that for all the years of our marriage, I have cooked and roasted carrots, with meatloaf, roast beef, etc. I always serve a nice portion on my husbands plate. It has never changed, when the meal is over, the carrots have been pushed to the edge of his plate, completely intact. He doesn't say anything and neither do I. 

One more random thought... my husband loves fresh carrots. Sometimes I forget to stick the fresh ones on his plate, so I am trying to do more of that. He always eats them all.

I am 'growing into carrots'... both on my plate and in my life. Like all other things, carrots are best used in the way God meant them to be.

See... it is possible to take one word, any word, and when you think about it for awhile, there is always more to it than just the carrot.


Debbie said...

Oh I have more pulled up too soon carrots then you can imagine, lol. This was a good post and a great analogy. Thanks for all the prayer for baby Claire. I appreciate it soo...

Debbie Petras said...

Sonja, I love your pearls of wisdom. I always learn from you so I want to encourage you to continue to share with us. I've not been blogging regularly lately as life has been so very busy lately. I have a lot of blog reading to catch up on. But I will always tune in to Sonja's bits and pieces.

Love you,

Marsha Young said...

And let us not forget one of the very best uses for carrots - CARROT CAKE !! :) Nice post, Sonja. Have a really good day.

Saleslady371 said...

Carrots are a favorite here. Love to juice with them. I've gotten ahead of the process too...not fun!

Farm Girl said...

When my husband worked at Bolthouse Farms, you could say, there is a reason gold is measured in (carrots) Karats. :) There is lots to think about carrots.
When my husband would come home every day he smelled like carrots. Until then I didn't even know carrots had a smell.
There are lots and lots of things to think about with your one word.
As always profound. :)

Just a little something from Judy said...

Like always, I like your honesty and transparency. I can relate to so much of what you write about. I must admit, I never stopped to think about the carrots in my life, but the way you shared this, I realize I too, would be one who pulled them out of the ground too soon. After all, who has time to wait until they are fully grown?:) That concept always gets me in trouble. Thanks for sharing the wise thoughts that God gives you. It is inspiring and uplifting to me.