"Bloom where you're planted."
I've been doing a lot of thinking about this quote lately.
And here's what I found myself asking . . .
What if you're not planted anywhere?
What if you are a seed floating on the breeze,
but never landing in the soil?
Can you still bloom?
You see, lately I don't really feel much like blooming. I think I'd rather curl up and hide my head in the soil, if only I could find myself in the same soil for more than a couple weeks at a time!
Now, before you start to worry about me. I am not depressed or despondent . . . just a little tired,
and maybe a little discontent.
Saturday I went to a one day Christian women's conference . . . and cried A LOT!
Oh at first I think I cried because I was so desperate to hear from the Lord and so grateful for an opportunity to spend the day uninterrupted, listening for His voice.
And I think it was partly because I was sooo blessed to be able to simply participate in singing worship music instead of leading.
But mostly, it was because God did speak and I did hear . . .
and I felt loved.
God reminded me that I am His beloved daughter and that if being planted was what He wanted for me, His precious child, then I would indeed find myself planted.
But, if He has me floating like dandelion fluff instead, then dandelion fluff is what's best and it is beautiful to Him!
He also promised me that He is enough. He reminded me that He would never call me to do something without also equipping me and that although I may not have enough strength, energy, or wisdom, it's going to be okay, because He does!
And so, by God's grace, I will strive to bloom whether planted in the soil or floating on the breeze.
Hi! I'm Sarah
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“This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it—the Lord is his name: ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’
(Jeremiah 33:2-3 NIV)
Leviticus & Mark
(the Bible in a year)
Five Children and It
(family read aloud by E. Nesbit)
Middle School: The Inside Story
(by Cynthia Tobias and Sue Acuna)
All Things Gardening, Soil, & Chickens
(not a title, just a list of my current library search topics)