Overcoming Difficult Trials

Bloom Where Father God Plants You

**Bloom Wher Planted

“’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.’“   Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

You may have specific goals, which you think dictate where you ought to be standing in life, and by what age. If your will is aligned with God’s purpose for your life, He will certainly get you there.  However, how and when you arrive at your destination may be a lot different from how God has designed it in His plan.

Believers need to be careful about trying to get ahead of God. Do you really know the best direction to take right now?  In all honesty, He is the one who should be leading and guiding you though life’s journey. He knows how best to use His children for His glory.

In preparation for service, God will equip us through numerous lessons and trials. He knows the exact destinations to lead us to for this purpose. Once we have arrived, He may ask us to wait for further instructions. Waiting is hard for most of us, but it cultivates one of the most gloriously useful Fruit of the Spirit, patience.

If you have been given a vision for your future, hold on to it. Don’t toss it out the window if you have encountered a detour! I certainly know how hard it is to wait for dreams and hopes to come to fruitarian.  However, you would be wise to remember Abraham’s impatience regarding God’s promise to give him a son. He tried to make things “work” and interfered with God’s design.  Sadly, there were consequences for his impatience.  He really made quite a big mess of things.  Bible stories are in the Bible for a reason and we would all do well to heed and learn from the mistakes of others.

Like Abraham, some of us may decide God needs a little help getting the plan of our life on it’s way.  We may look for ways to hurry things along.  But have you considered the possibility that you are exactly where He wants you to be and doesn’t want you to push things along any faster?  His ways really are higher and more wondrous than ours.  We don’t have to understand each stop in our journey.  We just need enough faith to believe God has purposed it and has His reasons.

Some of us want to get to our destination and attain our prize as quick as possible.  Unfortunately, if we race to the place we think we need to be, before the assigned time, there will be consequences.  Again, think about Abraham, Hagar, and Ishmael (Gen. 16).  We would be foolish to ignore the lessons presented in this chapter.

Why not purpose in your heart to bloom wherever God plants you?  Forget about …..

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