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Polish it!

I was trying to polish my school shoes with a kiwi (shoe polish) early in the morning, when, unfortunately, upon opening, it quickly splattered on the floor and some inside the shoes. It was too much wasted. Thankfully, nothing was gone into my all-white school uniform.

As I was cleaning the excesses on the floor with cotton, I said it was ‘sayang’ because I only intended to use a very few amounts of it for it to shine minimally. I knew it was an accident, but I have thought it is some kind of a wonderful mess. Why? Because it’s been some kind of long weeks now that I haven’t polished that school shoes with “kiwi”, so upon having all the fluid inside the shoes, I was able to use it for it to shine even more.

To carry the metaphor further, sometimes we think we are already enough. Like clean enough, bright enough, or we don’t need some sort of cleaning within ourselves. We settle for what it is just there, putting a little glimmer of faith then stop. Flaming the single match stick and enough. I believe the way that “kiwi” was spilled wasn’t just because of my carelessness, I believe that it was one way of God saying that there is more. The catch is, it usually first becomes an accident and a mess before it will turn into a beautiful message. The spilling of “kiwi” is sometimes the struggles we have, but as it becomes hard and or messy, such mess will make us brighter and will invite us to a new level of glimmer, because it wasn’t spilled to create another mess, but instead, it is spilled to allow us to be refined.

This reminds us of what 2 Corinthians 4:17 said,

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.


 Just like the school shoes, may we also be taking things positively as when there will be a “spilled kiwi” that will meet us in the journey of our lives. At first, of course, human as we are, we might think it as adversity, but along the way, may we find it as a very beautiful mess that will refine us to who we are and make us even the person that God is molding to shine like never been before in His sight. May we find struggles as something to turn out wonderfully!

Forever and always,

Kryzylle Nicole

hebrews 11:16

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