“Bloom Where He Has Planted You”, He Said…

God is the God of “right now.” He doesn’t want you sitting around regretting yesterday. Nor does He want you wringing your hands and worrying about the future. He wants you focusing on what He is saying to you and putting in front of you…right now. – Priscilla Shirer 

Wow.

This section of @priscillashirer‘s book, Discerning the Voice of God, really jumped out at me one morning. I have been struggling for almost two years with the concept of “right now”. The idea of living in the now. Being content where I am, while striving towards a goal my family has in mind. There are always two questions in my mind. Is it God’s will or our own, and when will God reveal his plan for us? This section is helping me understand that where I am and what I know now is all I need to worry about.

Our pastor recently said to me, “Bloom where He has planted you.” Believe me, those were words I knew in my heart were correct, but certainly NOT the words I wanted to hear.

I like to plan things. How do I plan for something when I have no idea what the end goal even looks like? Or where that might be?

When and the bigger, IF, He decides to call my family to be elsewhere, He will make the way clear. He won’t just attempt to tell me by pulling on my leaves and letting me guess His will. He is going to yank me up by the roots so that there is no doubt in my mind! Until that time, I must stay in His will, firmly planted, bloom and know that His ways are ALWAYS better than my own. Not pushing. Being patient. Waiting. That can be really tough sometimes, but I believe it is in those times that our faith is tested. God uses those times to grow us, restore our faith, and that goes back to the idea of “blooming where we are planted”.

Are there areas that you are struggling with knowing His will for your life? Leave anything that you need prayer for in the comments below!

 

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