Have you bloomed where you’re planted? Do you enjoy flowers and how they brighten a room? That’s how we’re suppose to be when the light of Christ is shown through a smile, a hug, a kind word.
I am confident that if you’re anything like me, you’ve had to relocate or (PCS) Permanent Change of Station a minimum four times in your life if you’re from a military family. Transition and not being planted had become a lifestyle and I had learned the art of looking polished on the outside, but hurting on the inside because I had trust issues which were rooted from childhood contributed to living a life of depression for seven years.
I had allowed fear and depression put me on a path of destructive behaviors instead of trusting in God and living a life of joy and freedom.
I am a woman, I didn’t complete college, I was battling depression, I have low self-esteem, I have small children, I have no job, I have no joy… the list goes on and on. You know that list of lies that the devil whispers into your ears to keep you discouraged from achieving the greatness God has placed inside you.
You must learn how to rely on God’s as your resource.
Relying on anyone other than myself was always difficult for me. Is it difficult for you to trust God?
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not into thy own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3: 5,6
Every Christian has a measure of faith – but trusting God means to stand and wait upon Him to lead and guide you, no matter what the circumstances are.
Arrival to Germany presented challenges and I allowed the enemy to discourage me with ‘stinkin thinkin’ which created a stressful home. I couldn’t find anything positive to say for months. My husband and children were constantly asking, “Are you ok , what’s wrong?” To me, Everything was wrong when actually everything was right and I was my own worst enemy.
Then one day taking a walk at Rubble Mountain, a historic and amazing place in Stuttgart, everything changed. Suddenly, I heard the birds chirping, I could feel heat from the sun on my skin, and then I saw flowers blooming on the trees!
It’s A New Season
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19
I am here for a reason I thought and I must surrender to God’s will and embrace where I am planted. I repented and vowed that I would trust God to direct my path to make a difference in the lives of others. I am amazed at the transformation God has done in my life. Each test is a testimony to encourage and inspire others.
God has placed you where you are to embrace His love and get to know Him as your Abba Father. To surround you with others to encourage you if you’re feeling disheartened and lonely. The problem is that we allow ourselves to miss out on the process of what God is trying to teach us.
Slow down on your journey so you can smell the flowers, feel the breeze on your skin, and look up to God for direction. He’s waiting for you.
Are you blooming where He has planted you and trusting Him to direct your path?