Friday, June 24, 2011
Bloom Where You are Planted
I saw this petunia growing in the crack of the sidewalk last night as I was walking and I just felt prompted to take a picture of it. This little flower has some lessons to teach us.
First, we should bloom and grow where God has us right now. It might not make sense to us why God wants us in this place, but we need to trust that He knows best. Nothing happens by accident and God doesn't make mistakes. No matter what our circumstances or surroundings, we are to stand firm and grow..
As I was looking at this flower, I wondered how it came to be growing in this spot. Then I noticed that there were these same kind of flowers growing in planters several feet away from this flower. Somehow the rain must have washed the seeds down the street and one of them came to rest in this place. That reminds me of the verse one of my sweet friends mentioned last night. Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. Ecclesiastes 11:1 We never know where the Gospel "seeds" we sow are going to end up. That is why Paul says, "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9
This flower seemed out of place in its setting. It stood out because it was different. We are supposed to stand out too. The world should notice us because we are different from our surroundings. We are to be that bright light in a dark world. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. Matthew 5:16