Hey Beautiful Lady,
Oh life, oh life when will you Bloom!
Oh life, oh life when will you Prosper… said, No Flower
Have you considered the process of those beautiful flowers you admire in nature? No? Well neither did I until I tried to create a garden.
I adore all pretty flowers, but I never pondered on its process.
Me and a good girlfriend started visiting nurseries and to my surprise, the species of flowers were endless! They come in variations of the rainbow. Some of the flowers are bright and bold, but some are dark and striking.
I have noticed some are delicate and small, but there are some that grow enormous, unique and rough. To be honest some aren’t pleasing to my eyes, oh but their striking uniqueness makes them so inviting!
Well, I decided I wanted to replicate a beautiful garden at my home; something similar to the magnificent gardens I’ve seen on HGTV.
Ask any gardener and they will tell you, “great gardens don’t happen over night.”
OK, there’s reality, and then there’s me.
I began purchasing my seeds, soil and fertilizer because I’m determined to have a masterpiece that everyone will adore. I can just feel it!!
Did I want it for me, or for show?
It’s time for the work…
Well, these tiny seeds have to go into the ground covered in dirt and bugs. Did I mention, I dont like either one?
The seed package shows a picture of a full bloomed seed. I’m excited! This seed has so much potential inside of it, but if only I can endure the process.
I had to get low to put the seed into the ground. This process make you humble yourself because you are forced to get to the ground without a care of who’s watching you in the process.
You don’t put on your best clothes because you will get dirty and hot.
You have to water consistently even when you’re hot and tired. I forgot to water for 2 days and I came home to my new blooming flower dying in the scorching sun.
I want to Bloom & Prosper, but am I dedicated to the work?
All of this hard work and dedication and I still don’t have my beautiful botanical garden that I envisioned.
Disapointment, anxiousness, comparision and doubt flood my thoughts.
Why aren’t they blooming and prospering right now?
Flowers bloom in different seasons, so check the timing. Are you expecting a spring bloom in the summer season?
According to Ecclesiastes 3:1,
Everything has its own time, and there is a specific time for every activity under heaven:
What does it need to come forth? So check the instructions for your specific flowers. Don’t be tempted to follow someone’s instructions. They may have something different blooming
There are some flowers that grow in Full Sun.
There are some flowers that grow in the shade.
A few species of flowers even live in water.
Sometimes we look and admire people, but we don’t consider their process.
She’s blooming and prospering, but it didn’t come overnight.
She may look different, but she’s unique for her purpose.
She may be an extrovert and need full sun.
She may be an introvert and does well alone.
She may flourish her best under constant movement of the water.
Under the right conditions, perfect timing, persistence and dedication… You will bloom and prosper.
Don’t get angry or envious if your life doesn’t look like your neighbors.
Ask yourself, are you really dedicated, consistent, committed or disciplined to handle it!
Check your priorities against all your desires.
Trust God’s purpose, timing and process for your life!!
With time, patience, commitment and dedication you will eventually bloom to who you were created to be, and share your gift with others.
Be Kind, Be Bold & Be a Woman on the Move