Wednesday, March 23, 2011

But Mama You Killed It!

I so loved Peggy Taylor's comment to yesterday's post. Here's what she had to say:

Thank you for the reminder of God's Blessing thru everyday sightings. Thank you God for giving us eyes to see all your Blessings. I can recall what my son told me when he was around 5 yrs.old.(now 50+) I reached down and picked one of those pretty daffodils on one of our nature walks--he questioned me "why did I do that?" -cause it's so pretty. His words were to me "but mama you killed it." His words have stuck with me all these years. He was right--- out of the mouth of babes..... pt
What she said set my mind a work.  Maybe you are those daffodils along the way.  Maybe you are planted unexpectedly in some bottom-land.   If you are like me, maybe you have begged God to move you and He hasn't. Don't forget His plan is more important than our preference

Sometimes I want out of circumstances so badly I have to convince myself that I even care about His plan at all.  I know that thought is not super-spiritual, but it's me being honest.   It's on those kinds of days that if a passer-by where to come along, and notice my blooms amongst the environment, I would beg them to "pick" me, to rescue me.

I can just hear me now,  "Please reach down and pick me!" as I move my stems to flow in the breeze, "Just look around, I don't belong here!" I would say those things totally dismissing God's plan because my preference is more important to me at that moment. 

I tire of waiting on God and take matters in my own hands, and beg the passer-by more loudly and then...

The passer-by reaches down and picks me right out of my enviroment. 

At first, all is good, but it won't take long before my petals will wilt, eventually falling off, and my bloom will die.

Whatever God was growing in me in the midst of my circumstances ceases development at the moment I am "picked" and I am left to realize that I just "killed" what God was growing in me while I was planted where I was.

All of a sudden, I realize, I'm not that comfortable any more.

Maybe His plan WAS more important than my preference.

Brings a whole new light to "bloom where you're planted" for me.   You see, my sisters, He knows exactly what He's doing when He "plants" us somewhere and He gives us just what we need to live in a way that is pleasing to Him while we are "planted".  I know that because of what our Godsword for this week says:

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.  2 Peter 1:3

He's given us whatever we need to bloom where we are planted, we just have to use it.  If I know Him, I have exactly what I need to make it.

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  1. Amy--my oh my-- I just love the way your God -given mind sets to work for His Glory -- and you are able to use it to His Glory in ever- day happenings. I have gained awareness that I am never alone thru reading your blog. Thank You and Thank God. I even got to share my morning Bible verses with a lady at the Beauty Shop yesterday... Hallehlujah, Praise God. I couldn't wait to tell you on 'testify Tuesday. pt

  2. I have been, more times than I'd like to admit, begging to be moved. Impatiently asking if my plan for my life was on the brink of happening..."Is it time yet God??? What about now? now?" has been the attitude of my heart, surrendering to "Blooming where you're planted" is a bit painful when we're focused on our wills...


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