Your Darinism…Getting chopped…

My wife and I enjoy watching the show “Chopped”  on the food network. In case you haven’t seen it, it is a show that features for competing chefs. The chefs are given a mystery basket, which contain items of food from which they are to create a great meal for the judges. The chefs  compete in three rounds-appetizer, entrée, and a dessert round. At the end of each round the judges choose the worst dish, and the chef who made that dish gets eliminated – chopped.

Has life treated you like you are a contestant fighting not to get chopped? Do you ever wake up wondering what’s in your mystery basket for the day? I do. Ever questioned if you had it in you to get through another potentially chaotic day? I have. It is while the chefs are being introduced that Wendy and I try to guess who of the chefs will not get chopped. I’ve learned that it is not always the most cocky nor the most experienced that go un-chopped. It seems that the one who is most willing and flexible to be as creative with what they are given-no matter what’s in the basket, make it to the end unchopped.


Today, how creative are you willing to be? How flexible will you be with what shows up in your life? How determined are you not to get chopped? Remember, you were chosen to be here on the show of life because you have it within you to make it without getting chopped. So, today, show your stuff!


The race is not given to the swift, nor the battle given to the strong, but the one that endures to the end shall be saved.




Anything is Possible!

Darin Sanders, M.Div.


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