Welcome back! Thank you for journeying with me through this fresh season of spring… Blooming Where We’re Planted.
I asked some pointed questions in yesterday’s post, and I hope they got you thinking. They got my mind swirling with all sort of answers… some I appreciated and some challenged me. But, I jotted them down in my journal. I believe they set me on the course for a journey of discovery. I hope you took a few minutes and wrote your answers down somewhere too. We’ll revisit them soon.
What does “blooming where we’re planted” mean to you?
Some of us might say it’s making the most of where we are right now. I think so, too.
Maybe some of us believe it’s being grateful for our present circumstances. I think so, too.
Or maybe it’s taking risks and stepping out of a comfort zone. I think so, too.
Some may think it’s about becoming the best person one can be. Yes, I think so, too.
Or, quite possibly, it’s none of these things to you, but something else.
I appreciate learning your answer if you’re willing to share it below. More importantly, write it down in your journal or your notebook or somewhere.
“Blooming where we’re planted” can have many meanings.
When I think of blooming where we’re planted, I can’t help but think of myself as a plant. Maybe a flower. My favorites are tulips and daffodils in the spring. God is my Master Gardener, and He’s got a rather large garden He cares for. I’m just a small flower in a big garden.
If you’ve gardened, you know full well all that goes into planting and maintaining a garden. As the Master Gardener, He goes to great lengths to care for each plant/flower. He does all He can to help it grow into its full potential. After all, He formed each seed Himself and He knows how beautiful each one is.
Isn’t it amazing how a flower blooms and how each one is different and unique? With the proper care, adequate water and light, and maybe some fertilizer too, the flower transforms from a little seed into something amazingly beautiful. And, when all are in bloom the garden is simply breathtaking.
Each one blooms right where it is planted.
Even if this phrase means something different for each one of us, what’s important is that we’re blooming. Friend, are you blooming? Am I? Is there anything that’s preventing you from blooming to your potential? How do you see yourself as God’s beautiful creation in His big garden?
I invite you to picture yourself in His garden today as a beautiful flower or strong plant. See yourself placed perfectly to grow in the Master Gardener’s care. Not only are you beautiful and strong, you are unique. No other flower or plant is like you. You are designed to bloom in the ways only you can. As you do, you add your own uniqueness to His garden. It glorifies Him and it benefits others.
You made my whole being; you formed me in my mother’s body. I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way. What you have done is wonderful. I know this very well. Psalm 139:13-14 NCV
How does this change or enhance your perspective in yourself, in others, in God?
Could blooming where we’re planted mean even more?
Come back tomorrow and we’ll discuss this further. We’ll take a deeper look and see what God has to say about blooming.
Blessings in blooming,
Please join us! Blooming Where We’re Planted is the theme of our next Bring Your Own Bible and Beverage (BYOB and B) event! It’s Monday, April 9, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at Riley’s Cafe. All details and registration can be found here. In this season of blooming you’ll be encouraged, inspired, and filled with hope!
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