Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Bloom where you are planted

I heard this expression a lot growing up. And you know what? It's still great advice. There is so much in my life that I cannot change. So many women I know like to try to change things in their life, their husbands, their children, their in-laws, their surroundings. Some even try to change their Pastor or his wife. Many times we get the idea that we cannot be happy or contented unless things change. That is a big lie.

What I know is that I can be happy now. Not just "OK", but happy. And I can thrive. I can blossom even in the face of adversity. My happiness does not depend on my house, thank the Lord. My hapiness does not come from anyone here on earth. I am thankful for that because most people here on earth will let you down. But not God. He wants me to bloom wherever I am planted, and He gives me the ability to do so.

R

5 comments:

Bethanie said...

Amazing post! Praise God!

Sis. Julie said...

I'm so thankful that God lets us bloom where we are planted. He sometimes will place us or allow us to go through very difficult times...but we are to let the fruit of the Spirit grow and branch out from our lives. It is only through Christ that we can bloom where we are planted!

Mrs Blythe said...

Great post Rhonda! I agree.

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