Minister Sonya Hosey, Contributing Writer
Iron Sharpens Iron 4MySisters Network
I have heard the term “bloom where you are planted” many times. However, it is still inconclusive as to where it originated. The definition of bloom is the state or period of most extraordinary beauty, freshness, or vigor. We have anticipated transitioning from winter to spring. In this season, we find a once-dormant flower, each showing its vibrant colors of reds, yellows, and purples. Metaphorically, it is like each has its personality and uniqueness. How do you see yourself? Do you see yourself as a seed waiting for the right time to show itself? Or as a field of flowers in their splendor? Right now, think about it! What do you see? Some are still pondering who they are, a seed, or a field of flowers? That is okay; I used to be there. I felt hidden at one time in my life; I did not want to be seen. One day, I asked my mom, what do you see when you look at me? She stated you are not the little shy person you once were. You have grown as a confident, stunning, and tall woman. It was my mom who showed me the field of flowers.
I am going to ask you again. What do you see? During the wars, inflation, confusion about wearing a mask, or hugging. You wonder will my life bloom again. God’s Word always reminds us not to become weary. Focus on God and you will grow in the rain and snow. Girl, you will even grow in between rocks!
Matthew 6: 25-34: Stop Worrying! “Therefore, I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the air birds: they neither sow, reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you, by being anxious, can add a single hour to his life span? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” (bible.com). Considering the lilies in the field, Jesus shares that the flowers are picturesque because God has made them so. Growth is not about feelings but faith, and you will rise again.
Remember, Jesus died on the cross, and his followers wept and believed it was over. The enemies felt the same and celebrated. However, he rose again. He revealed His glory and splendor to the world. The Spirit of God is speaking to us, do not give up on the seed. You will revive again in a field of extraordinary beauty. You will grow in the sun, by the SON.
Bloom Sister Bloom!