I have a boy.  A very independent, boisterous boy at that, and one that loves nothing more than to be sat in a flower bed at 7 am in the morning eating dirt.  And no matter how many times I say that it doesn't taste nice or that it is dirty, he still continues to eat dirt.  So one day I took a photo of his dirt covered face and posted it online and it was mistaken for chocolate!  It got me thinking.....

How often do we continue to do something even though God, our family, our friends and others tell us that it is wrong?  How often do we miss out on something as amazing as chocolate because we are sat eating dirt instead?  And how often do we think we have been eating the amazing thing that is chocolate but are mistaken?  

We all insist on eating dirt at some point in our life, whether that "dirt" is a sinful action or behaviour, whether it is a damaging relationship, or whether it is just laziness or inaction.  By doing this we are missing out on the amazing life that God has in store for us - something even more amazing than chocolate!!  So how do we move on from eating dirt?

Finally, I just want to say that dirt has its place in the world - from it can grow amazing flowers and beauty, so never think that something cannot come from your mistakes or misdeeds.  But God wants the best for us, so lets try not to stay in the dirt for too long but to rise up and enjoy what blessings he has for us (I am pretty sure there will be chocolate in heaven.....!)