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That’s not me as a young lad.
Though I think I might have had some similarities with him and certainly I wished it was me with those braces.
Growing up, I had always admired those who had braces. It seemed a cool thing and something of a utopiarian concept, the self actualization of boyhood, at least for me. I didn’t know though at first that having braces was actually a treatment for teeth disorders. That those who wore them were actually patients! They don’t have it “all together” and their “smile” is distorted so they seek to smile better. They also seek to CHEW better!
Now I grasp that things aren’t always what they seem. I also grasp that sometimes we beautify corrective measures forgetting why the corrective measures actually exist.
Teeth are for chewing. Period.
We chew that which is solid so that we can break it down into smaller pieces, making it easier to assimilate nutrition for our bodies. That’s the ONLY reason why we have teeth. Any other reason we use our teeth for becomes complementary and luxirious.
Can YOU live on a liquid diet for a life and survive? Personally I’m a sucker for ALL things milk so I think I will survive😁
Zocdoc Answers however does say it is not recommended to do so because liquid, because it contains water, is not as dense with calories and solid food as a result, it is often difficult to get enough calories, or the right profile of vitamins and micronutrients, from liquids.
Liquids vs Solids got me thinking about this passage:
For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of MILK, and not of strong MEAT. For every one that useth MILK is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong MEAT belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil – Hebrews 5:12-14 KJV
Clearly we are NOT to be drinking milk only for a lifetime, there should come a time for meat. This means our teeth should develop and remain at a position fit to chew meat. This speaks of growth into maturity.
Braces are put to both improve facial features of a person and also remove speaking, biting/chewing problems that may arise from incoherent teeth. There are different types of braces but they all work with one simple principle: APPLYING STEADY AND CONSISTENT PRESSURE ON TEETH EVENTUALLY MOVING THEM INTO STRAIGHTER POSITION.
Jesus saith unto them, My meat
is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work – John 4:34 KJV
We ALL have meat to chew. We ALL have assignments that are specific to us. We ALL have a specific reason why were born on Earth. This means that the right question is NOT if we have a CALLING/PURPOSE/DESTINY or not, the right question really is ARE you in the right state to execute your assignment? Are your teeth in right condition to chew your meat?
It maybe time that you need to visit your Doctor [Jehovha] to help realign your teeth for the meat that you are supposed to chew. He may give you braces to align your teeth as they may have been in a bad condition. The working of braces takes time to reach their goal of results, constantly applying pressure to get your teeth to the right place. In all this patience is required of you, to allow the process to bring the desired result to make your teeth excellent for the task to chew your meat!
You might have been going through a prolonged period of realignment or you might be going through it right now or you are still to go through it. Or you might not even know that you need realignment. Always remember that our Heavenly Father is constantly working in us to bring us to the place of excellence so that we excute our purposes well.
Whatever your current situation, God is working in you through Holy Spirit so that you become the best you were made to be, to be like His Son, Jesus!
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing – James 1:4 KJV