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Self Reflection

Urban Flats 2010

So in this season, I have been in a place of working back in the Kitchen. Grinding like in the Old Days. It's funny coming back to the kitchen, after being away for about 2 1/2 Years of working professionally in a kitchen, it's all that I know in a way. The funny part was that when I went to Culinary School, I didn't want to work in busy kitchens because I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to hang and handle all of the pressures working in a kitchen. I'm glad to tell you. that through God's Grace, and his Resilience that He has given me, It has come naturally to me. The ability to work on the different stations in the kitchen, and do it well. To be able to Expo, Saute, and Grill during the rush. I never thought I'd be able to do all of these things well. If you asked the Brian who worked at Urban Flats freshly out of Culinary school, I'd say "Yea right. Not Even Bro". It's amazing where life takes us even in the last 15 years. The seasons, the Growth, the Maturity, the people who come in and out of your life. There's Hurt, Pain, Suffering, Joy, Depression, Stress, Funny moments, Upset. You name it. It was all there. But i truly believe in everything you go though in life, its near impossible to not go through life without some sort of growth, or forward motion. Bold Statement I know. But this who I am. I make Radical Statements, Go All in on things, Passionate, and Take Risk. Ask yourself this.

  1. What is one of your greatest failures in Life? Career or Personal.

  2. Did you learn Something from that Failure?

  3. How has that Failure positively or negatively impacted you and have you taken the lessons learned and applied them to you life?

So ask yourself. Was that Failure a waste of time? Was it all for Nothing?

Here's when I believe when something is truly a waste of an experience. When your done from that experience, you get ABSOLUTELY NOTHING OUT OF IT. POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE.

As I reflect on all of my stages in my Life, from high school, to my professional Culinary Career, CNA Journey, to even Alder as a Salesman. I KNOW that My God is equipping me for something greater. Something bigger than myself. Maybe my Wife, Etc. I don't know. But I've stayed open, with my arms held high and wide. Humbly waiting to receive more that The Lord has for me. It has been hard to stay patient, and I have felt alone. But the Word says He will never leave me nor Forsake me. He doesn't leave me comfortless.

John 14:18

I will not leave me Comfortless. I will come to you.

I write all of this for one reason. Hope. I don't know what the future looks like for me financially, Stability wise, personally, and all of the above. I would be lying if I didn't tell you there is a bit of fear and Worry. But I'm here. writing this because I believe the Lord has pulled me to this place. To self reflect. To understand that He is in Charge. That there's nothing to big he can't handle. That Abba has all of this. That even when I doubt, The Lord doesn't Doubt. This is My Father. My God. My Jesus. The One who speaks life to me. My why Behind my What. The Great I am. Hope to the Hopeless. This is Jesus. Amen

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