3 cheese omelette recipe

Growth Through Disappointment & a 3 Cheese Omelette

Job 38:2 (nirv)

Who do you think you are to disagree with my plans? You do not know what you are talking about.

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Breathe. This is a tough one to read. Rest assured, it’s just as tough to write. I’ll be honest, I kind of hate this topic; disappointment, hardship, uncontrollable circumstances, heartbreak. It totally and completely sucks. But, as we’re all aware of, it exists in our world. Gaining a clear understanding of how that fits in with God’s goodness is essential to make it through those tough times while maintaining your faith and trust in the Lord.

God is good, all the time – yet life is hard, most of the time. I’ve struggled to see how the two things go together for as long as I’ve been a Christian. And I know I’m not the only one. I’ve heard the “if God is so good, why does He let bad things happen” question from non-believers over and over again. I can’t speak for all Christians, but I know that every time I hear it, there’s a small part of me that wants to grab her hand and say, “I know, right?”

I think it’s one of the things that makes faith hard – hard to explain, hard to share, even hard to personally maintain sometimes. Disappointments open the door for doubt, and without a strong, clear belief in the goodness of God, it can flow in like a flood.

So, how is it possible to accept the disappointments that often end up on our doorsteps without questioning our faith? First, it isn’t always possible. There are times that doubt enters the heart and mind of the most dedicated, faithful Christian. For those times, we have grace. But the closer we get to the Lord, the less those incidents occur. Knowing that He is good and that His plans are good changes how we respond to those less-than-ideal or even downright terrible circumstances.

We also have to understand that we live in a broken world that’s full of sin. One day, we’ll enter into eternity where there is no more disappointment, no more sadness, no more pain. Until then, we’re here in this world, where all of those things are still very much present. But we can rest in the fact that God can and will use them for our good. And just because He chooses to use them, doesn’t mean He caused them.

“We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him. He appointed them to be saved in keeping with his purpose” (Romans 8:28 NIRV). This isn’t the first time I’ve referenced this scripture in FaithFull Mornings, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. God is using everything for our good. Note that it doesn’t say God’s working for our happiness or our comfort. Sometimes, the most growth comes from the most uncomfortable or painful situations.

In her book It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, Lysa Terkeurst says, “What if disappointment is the exact appointment that your soul needs to radically encounter God?”

It’s okay to be uncomfortable, to be sad, disappointed, and frustrated. It’s even okay to wish things were different. I can’t speak for God, but I bet He wishes they were too. But at the end of the day, the disappointment, the hardship, the heartbreak is all still there, and what we do next won’t change that. But we do get to decide between trusting God and blaming Him. Between running to Him and running away from Him. We get to decide if this thing will change us for the better, or if it will make us bitter.

Write

Write about a time that you’ve been disappointed or experienced heartbreak. Looking back on it, can you see how God used that for your good?

Pray

If you can see how God has used your disappointments for your good, spend today praising Him for that. If you’re still struggling to see God’s good works through your disappointments, pray for the wisdom to see Him working, even in the valleys.

3 Cheese Omelette

2 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

7 minTotal Time

Serves 1 Omelette

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt
  • pepper
  • non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Spray a skillet and turn to medium heat
  2. Scramble eggs with salt and pepper and pour into skillet
  3. Swirl skillet around so that eggs cover the entire bottom
  4. Once the eggs begin to set along the edges, use a spatula to push eggs toward the center, allowing the rest of the eggs to spread out across the pan
  5. When all the liquid has set along the edges, add the goat cheese to the center of the omelette
  6. Use a spatula to lift one side of the omelette and fold it onto the other side
  7. Push down gently to allow any extra liquid to cook
  8. Sprinkle remaining cheese on the top of the omelette and lower heat to low
  9. Cook for an additional minute, allowing cheese to melt
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Tips & Tools

I’m pretty sure I’ll just continue to post these tips every time I share an omelette recipe, because they can be such a challenge. If you’ve seen these before, or you’ve mastered the omelette, feel free to breeze on by them!

  • Use the right pan. A non-stick pan is essential!
  • Spray your pan with non-stick cooking spray or grease it with oil/butter – I still do this even with a non-stick pan.
  • Make sure your pan has ample time to heat up before you pour your egg batter in.
  • Pay attention to your eggs and try to keep them loosened on the bottom of the pan at all times.

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