Bloom Where you are Planted


And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow.

They do not labor or spin. - Matthew 6:28

If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is

here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not

much more clothe you - you of little faith? - Matthew 6:30

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.

Each day has enough trouble of its own. - Matthew 6:34

The beauty of Spring is upon us! The season when nature begins blooming to life again, so beautifully and gracefully. Matthew chapter 6 illustrates this so well, tying it even deeper into how the flowers grow in the wild, not with manual labor but with the beauty of God’s creative handiwork. The same goes for each of us; we were created in the image of God for a purpose. We will always have to put action/manual labor behind our prayers; however, when we are clothed with faith, we are able to then bloom out of brokenness without worries of tomorrow for we know Who holds the future.

We’ve all been there at one point or another: stressing about the future, worrying about God’s plan for our lives, and looking at today as a laborious job to simply “get through.” My to-do list has been absolutely full lately. I’m laughing out loud as I write this because it’s seriously overwhelming. It’s easy to get stressed about what life holds and what the busy day will bring. I am fully guilty of holding that mindset of “I’ll never be able to tackle all of this.” Through that, I am reminded of how important it is to just take a minute or two of that busy day and be grateful for that very moment.

Whether you find yourself at work, in class, at home with your family, or out running errands right now as you read this, there is so much to be grateful for. Once that mindset is realized, your perspective will change and therefore your situation will bring a whole new light.

Sometimes I think so far into the future that I want to rush out of my current season thinking, that these ordinary days are insignificant and I just want to get to the extraordinary life moments. Chances are, you have been there too. My challenge for you is to embrace and appreciate where you are currently in your life, in your job, as a student, as a mom, in your relationship. Wherever that may be for you. When you put the length of life into perspective, it really goes by a whole lot faster than what you think. Our days are numbered. Think about that and let it resonate with you. Even the most difficult of seasons will eventually come to an end and the next season will begin. Be encouraged that you will not just get through a difficult season, but you will grow through it.

Bloom where you are planted, sweet sister.

As cheesy as it sounds, living similar to a wildflower really sums up living life fully and in the moment essentially blooming out of brokenness and embracing the beauty of right now.

Reflection

1. Think about where you are in your life. Is it where you always ideally hoped you would be? What are some ways you can genuinely embrace this season and grow through it instead of just getting through it. How can you make the most of today?

2. How has God shown up in the difficult seasons and how can I turn that into a life lesson?

3. What can I specifically pray about for God to work on in my life?

Prayer

Dear God, thank You for creating different seasons and allowing us to learn valuable lessons, leaning into You through all of the highs and lows. Help me to learn how to bloom where I am planted, embracing these small everyday moments. Help me treat these moments as great impacts that You have designed for a unique purpose. In Your name I pray, Amen.

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