I see a plant in a flowerpot alone in a room feeling very rejected. Then two hands pick up the pot and move it into a large flowerbed with many other plants in bud. As it begins to interact with the other plants, they come alive and their buds start opening up. At the same time, I see its own bloom opening to its fullness.
When we are planted in our purpose, it is a slow process until we can see the bloom that God has waiting for us. This is what I like to call waiting patiently for the Lord.
Patience – something I personally am not the best at. When my life starts to look like it’s going under to the point where there is no way for me to fix the painful hurt, I pick up my things and run.
I run away from friendships, from God, and from the truth that He breathes every day. I began to feel suffocated in this world where I do not have a grasp on anything.
It’s like being the seed covered in dirt and I began to panic and dig my way out, leaning on my own strength.
God has been reminding me that I am not buried in the dirt; I simply am covered by His protecting hands until I gain the strength to grow.
Philippians 4:12 says, “I know what is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”
Are you content where you are planted?
Being content in a Christian view is a God-given ability to be satisfied with the loving provision of God in any and every situation. Allowing yourself to feel joy and finding where that eternal joy and contentment stems from.
So, bloom where you are planted and feel God using your beauty to strengthen others who are growing.
God is going to use your pain, your hurts and your disappointments to minister to others in the same situation to heal and bring breakthrough and wholeness to other women.
“DAUGHTER, YOU ARE FORGIVEN, RELEASE YOUR PAST HURTS AS ROOTS AND GROW.”
Annabelle Camp (*AB*) is a student at Toccoa Fall College. Her unique and nostalgic personality is reflected in her work. Currently, Annabelle attempts to discover what it means to live a life that is captivating and inspiring as she continues her journey in college. “Breathe, Be, Believe”