By: Jessica Huber
Have you ever seen a tree take root in an undesirable setting? There may be a danger of it becoming crowded and choked out by surrounding growth, the soil is not rich, chances of it flourishing look slim to none. Still it Thrives. It may lead you to question, how can it be?
When we look at trees like this we Notice that the branches and the roots spread out for the proper nutrition. They Bend and Contort to Receive the Light of the sun. The tree may change it’s shape over the years, the roots may be visible from trying to obtain the rich soil, the trunk develops a hunch or a curve.
Although it started out rough, it can still be of good use, within and out of this process. For this tree, it may not look like the others, but it stands proud for a purpose. It offers shade and provides a safe shelter. The curve of the trunk and limbs create a resting spot for the weary.
God created this tree, he guides it’s growth with every twist and turn, just as He does with us.
What can we do when we find ourself in an undesirable setting?
Let’s take a note from the tree. Lets stretch towards the light. Now this light exposes and reveals, so we may have seasons of ugly, a bend might need to take place.
These are all things that happen with progress. The more we allow ourselves to reach for The True Source, the Better. When we Reach to be IN The Light of The SON, we Thrive. By reading His Word, we allow Him to Give our Life The Nourishment that we need. By Rooting ourselves In His Love and following The Path of His Truth , our story of transformation begins. Along the way Our Bumps and Curves become a testament To His Works! Some may question…how can this be, pointing Out His Glory For all to see!
The weary find rest within this growth ! It provides a connection and a hope!
Sometimes uprooting entirely is not the answer, sometimes it’s about learning to thrive within an undesirable setting. When we trust and reach For The Lord we Stand Strong for a Purpose, His Purpose!
Are you standing in a moment of disappointment? Have you found yourself in an undesirable situation?
We have the choice to conform or Transform!
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardlywe are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Be Blessed and Reach for The Light of The SON today! Be Encouraged, Be Strengthened by His Grace and Love!
Lend yourself to be of use, from this alone will come healing.
God is Good Press On!!!
16I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,