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And now, God, do it again— bring rains to our drought-stricken lives So those who planted their crops in despair will shout “Yes!” at the harvest, So those who went off with heavy hearts

Will come home laughing, with armloads of blessing.

Psalm 126: 5-6 MSG

In the life cycle of a flower, it goes from one stage of growth to the next. A flower does not grow overnight because it needs time to mature. The flower must grow to a stage where it is able to produce fruit. Before a flower can produce fruit, it comes to a point where it begins to bloom. It begins to identify the type of flower or fruit it is called to be.

Remember, the flower did not begin to truly understand its purpose, until it reached its point of nourishment and confidence to grow, resulting in the maturity to bloom. Does this sound familiar with how your life is? Nothing happens overnight. When your flower reaches the point of blooming, you are grounded in Jesus, and have a root system that is true to yourself.

Often times, when I found myself in a stagnant period or thought I was not growing as a beautiful image of God it was because I did not embrace new opportunities and changes that came my way. In my heart I could feel I was being called into ministry, but I let fear and the idea of the unknown scare me. I told myself that this will never provide me with the things I need, but I was very much mistaken. Don’t get me wrong, there are hills and valleys, days that I just want to give up. Just remember growth takes time. It could be days or months before you see yourself beginning to bloom and realize you have big plans to accomplish. Keep walking with Jesus, for He has great plans for you to glorify His beautiful name.

What is your biggest fear?

In what areas of life are you impatient?


Dear Lord, help me to trust you when I'm afraid. Please walk with me and direct me when I struggle with my calling. Show me the vision you have for my life and provide me the bravery to pursue it. Amen.

Your turn: What's your biggest fear? In what areas of life are you 


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