We have troubles all around us, but we are not defeated. We often don’t know what to do, but we don’t give up. We are persecuted, but God does not leave us. We are hurt sometimes, but we are not destroyed. (2 Corinthians 4:8-9)
Bloom where you are planted…
Photo credit: K. Davis
These perfect yellow wildflowers are in full bloom. They do not know that they aren’t in a gorgeous, picturesque meadow & they didn’t refuse to be brilliant handiwork of the Creator because they aren’t in an ideal location, a perfect circumstance, or surrounded by other lovely flowers. They bloomed precisely where they were planted.
Regardless of our surroundings, our location, or even if we feel like a flower among jagged rocks, we are called to bloom right smack dab wherever we are planted. You are a child of God, a masterpiece of the Creator, and crowned by the Most High King. You are exactly where He ordained you to be, and you are equipped with exactly what you need to bloom! Change your perspective. Instead of wishing you were somewhere else, doing something else, try thanking Him for putting you precisely where He wants you to be, and then focus on blooming.