Last week a friend of mine delivered the message at the early service at church. He gave an illustration that was simple enough for me to understand so I thought I'd share it here since I haven't wrote anything in like forever. It seems that, according to the author of this illustration, whose names escapes me, all people fall into one of three catagories, carrots, eggs, or coffee beans. Sounds strange, uh. Here's how it works. Say difficulties in your life took the form of hot water. Subject a carrot to hot water for a period of time and it becomes soft and plyable. Subject an egg to hot water for a period of time and it becomes hard on the inside. But subject the same hot water to the coffee beans and what happens? The coffee beans change the water instead of the water changing the coffee beans.
I tend to fall into the egg catagory. I try not to but when bad things happen to me it tends to harden my insides. I've never had a problem with being a carrot and gotten soft when faced with adversity but in my opinion it's very hard to be a coffee bean and change the adversity that's ahead of you.
So, what catagory do you fall into, carrot, egg, or coffee bean?