You can Google “Best Lemonade Recipes” and find dozens of sites claiming to know the secret ingredient for the “greatest lemonade you’ve ever tasted.”
But when you think about it, how many secrets can there be to lemonade? Isn’t it about fresh-squeezed lemons, cold water, and sugar?
Here at God Makes Lemonade, we’re all about making lemonade from the “scratch” of real life. We’ve discovered that there aren’t any secrets, but there are three elements you need to make lemonade when life gives you lemons:
1. Fresh Perspective. Rather than asking, “Why did this have to happen to me?” ask, “I wonder if something good might come of this?”
2. Time. Give life a chance to work itself out. Before you push the panic and despair buttons, remind yourself that this is only the beginning of the story. The conclusion still needs to be written.
3. Hope. This is the sugar of a Lemonade Story. The common thread in every Lemonade Story we’ve heard is hope.
Questions: Which of these three seems most missing from your life right now? And how can we encourage you?