I’ve been thinking a lot lately about this saying. Tons of change has been happening in my life right now. Most of it I have no control over. My mom moved, my cousin that is like my big sister moved, we were trying to sell our house and buy a new one, I interviewed for a new job. So many things were happening at once.
I felt out of sorts. Nothing was working out for us. The houses we bid on we were constantly outbid, hadn’t heard anything about the position I interviewed for. I felt like I was in a standstill. So I decided to fast and ask God for clarity. Should we move or stay in our house? Should I start looking for jobs outside of our organization?
My answers came quickly. Stay. Bloom where I planted you.
What is bloom where your planted?
Bloom where your planted is doing the best you can where you are right now.
Its not looking to far into the future or the past but enjoying each moment as it happens.
Its making sure you have done everything you can in this place and time in your life before you move on to the next thing.
We worry so much about accomplishing the next thing we don’t stop and smell the roses where we are right now.
We talked years ago about the power of standing still. Standing still doesn’t mean the abscense of movement. Its the absence of fretting, worrying and being anxious.
Its being comfortable in the thought that God has you exactly where you are supposed to be. It’s not comparing yourself to where other people are or where you think you should be.
This takes growth. It’s choosing to be ok even if you don’t like where you’re at in the moment.
We don’t always bloom because we are often in a rush to get to the next thing. We haven’t learned everything we could learn or done everything we could do before we are ready to move on.
We are often chasing better. I know I was. Better is good. Its better than what I had before. However God wants best. You don’t always get best because we settled for better. We decided we were ready to move on from a space without checking in with God first.
Do the best you can, where you are, that’s all God is asking and when it’s time for you to move He will certainly tell you.