BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED

“And don’t be wishing you were someplace else or with someone else. Where you are right now is God’s place for you. Live and obey and love and believe right there” (1Cor 7:17, TM)
 
There are times when I wished I was somebody else, more beautiful, taller, tanner…
There are other times when I wished I lived in a beautiful country with green parks and beautiful flowers…
There are times when I wished I had the gift of singing or dancing or talking like an angel…
Sometimes work is just a headache and the office colleagues are all the wrong people…
There are times when, married, I wish to be single and free, not to bother for the needs of another…
There are other times when single, I wish to be married, at any cost, having a dream wedding in an exotic place…
Often I wish I have more money, more friends or more opportunities to travel, to just get lost in the world…
Sometimes I wish to be young again, no wrinkles, no arthritis and no need for a hearing aid…
 
What do I do with this basket-full of impossible dreams and quickly fading wishes?
All I have is a long boring today that nobody wants, even if I offer it for free…
Recently, new questions come to the surface…
What if nothing changes…What if my life will be just a long boring day…
Is it really true that going away to a fantasy land will make me the happiest in the world?
Can I find favor with God right here, right now?
 
Suddenly, The Wonderful Counselor whispers a strange, but ever fresh word to me:
“My daughter, Stop looking around…Stop looking at yourself… There is nothing good there… Start looking up and see Him who holds your breath… you are not too far from Me… you are not too deep that I cannot hold you… you may be living in the desert of Africa, where the streets do not have numbers… places absent from a decent map… in between two hot rocks… in places nobody wants to visit, …but still… this is God’s earth, and you are here right now, for such a time as this… If you are a wind, then blow… If you are a rainbow, then shine… If you are cricket, then jump…
 
If you are a flower, then bloom…now…in this very spot…do not wait for another day…do not wait for the rain…do not wait for men to find you… bloom where your roots have found favor with the ground… for the pleasure of the Holy Gardner alone…He knows you… he loves you… spread your fragrance to all who pass by, even to the last one who crushes you underfoot.. Worship Him who planted you there for He alone is worthy of all praise, beauty and lonely labor of love…Love Me My daughter… and you shall find rest for your soul…”
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2 comments on “BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED

  1. Oh, such a beautiful post… Our Savior whispers such words of contentment and satisfies the longing in our souls! Yes! Amen! Thank you for this, dear Lia! ❤ ❤

  2. Silvia Lia Leigh, MD says:

    Thank you for your encouragement of heart dear Lynn…

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