Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Bloom Where Planted (even if you don't want to)

I made this around the start of the blog almost two years ago, after we moved to Iowa. I needed the reminder that no matter where I lived I needed to Bloom.



Fast forward a year and another move, this time to Texas, and I think I've forgotten to do that this time around.

This past weekend we heard from a guest pastor at our new church. We looked at the verses preceding Jeremiah 29:11.

The exiles needed reminding that God was still with them even though they weren't where they wanted to be.

Jeremiah told them to settle down, where they are. To invest in their new city, plant gardens, marry, and increase in number.(Jer 29:5)

He also told them to seek peace and prosperity of the city and pray to God for it. For if the city prospers they will too. (Jer 29:7)

And finally to stay. Stay until the Lord says it's time to go.(Jer 29:10)

 "For I know the plans I have for you,"declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11

It's time for me to stop pouting and being disengaged and Bloom Where I am Planted. I'm putting my big girl panties on.

Today, you may not be where you want to be in life, but God has good plans for you right where you are.

Let's trust Him together, ok?



Linking with Beth-Three Word Wed, #TellHisStory, Winsome Wed, Imperfect Prose

5 comments :

  1. Such a great truth! Trust is crucial to our blooming- and He never disappoints. Praying you will be blooming all over the place!!! Blessings from Three Word Wed!

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  2. No He doesn't, and He definitely hasn't thus far!

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  3. I'm right next to you at Jennifer's place. God used you to speak to me through that passage. Thanks so much!

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  4. A great reminder Alecia. I need to remember this especially when it work. Many times I try to tell God that this can't be where you want me but I get the feeling He wants me to "bloom where I am planted." Praying for you friend. I was so excited to see you link up for Three Word Wednesday!! Blessings.

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