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~Bloom where you are planted~

Written by Sue, Sunday, July 16, 2017                Very hot, and humid, high 90's

In early spring while I was out weeding in the flower garden, I saw this very small plant, I knew it wasn't a weed, I also knew that I had not planted it!  I go out to my flower gardens to weed about three times a week, and fertilize twice a month, I decided to help this plant, I kept the weeds away, watered and fertilized it, this once small plant kept growing and growing, it soon became a vine, blossoms appeared, and then these tiny  gourds came forth! Just tickled me pink. Why, because fall is my favorite season and I love decorating with gourds, and pumpkins.

The vine is just outside my back door, I pass it several times a day, as I have watched this plant evolve, a lesson also evolved, and it is this...

This plant was not intentionally planted it was placed by  someone or something else besides me, maybe a bird, or it was accidentally dropped. This I do know, this little plant decided it was going to be the best plant ever and produce more fruit than any other plant! It has taken up most of the area, crossed over into the herb garden and just keeps right on going and producing! I just watch and say 'You go Girl"

Many of us have been planted in places that we might not have chosen or wanted to be! When this plant came forth it could have decided to just lay there and die, instead it's roots searched for fertile soil to grow, and I, the Gardner, noticed it and began to nourish it! Just as God, who notices us, nourishes us through His Word, Presence, family and friends; nothing gets by the Master Gardner's eyes or ears, God hasn't forgotten us, He knows exactly where we are at!

One year ago, to this day,  I was planted in a place I did not want to be, I will admit it has been a struggle but God and has encouraged me through His Word, fellowship with Him, family and friends, just like I encouraged this little vine! Like the vine I have decided to "Bloom where I am planted!" How about you?


The righteous man will flourish like the palm tree, He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Planted in the house of the LORD, They will flourish in the courts of our God.


Lea said...

Awe, Sue, what a precious post and such a great analogy! You are definitely blooming where you are planted and that's exactly what I'm trying to do while I recover from my retina surgery. Blessings abundant sweet friend!

Sandi said...

Beautiful vines. I love that saying, bloom where you are planted.

Farm Girl said...

Thank you for sharing. I love your vine and the lesson you have received from it. I hope you are feeling better now.

happyone said...

Wow that plant sure is something. Great analogy.
I try to bloom where ever I am. 😊
God knows what's doing and he makes no mistakes.

Debbie said...

You have posted a wonderful analogy here! It's just soo true. I too fight in my mind sometimes as to why God has soo limited my physical abilities (compared to my past!) that I am forced to do soo much of what I do from a sitting position. The arthritis I have in my knees is by far the worse, but honestly it is everywhere. My neck, my back, my hands, and on and on. And I could soo easily just sit and do nothing I suppose but it just goes soo against my very nature. I sew (an enormous amount, lol) as it is something that I can do to keep myself busy and somewhat productive. Sometimes I do have to push against not feeling up to it, but so far so good. And I guess I will continue on this way for as long as the Lord gives me the strength to do so. I LIKE to think it helps me to "bloom" where I am planted, and bless others at the same time. You girl are always sooo busy and sooo productive that it is inspiring! Hope all else is good with you. Hugs!

Leah said...

What wisdom you have in drawing these conclusions from a simple plant. I love it so much! Thanks for always being willing to be used by the Lord - in good times and in bad, and for sharing what you're learning. May you be blessed today and always!

Leah in Iowa

ellen b. said...

Beautiful post with great encouragement dear Sue. May God bless you dearly as you continue to bloom where you've been planted.

Cheryl said...

I so love this post, Sue, and the life lesson that you shared with us here. Oh, how true that we are sometimes planted where we least wish to be . . . and yet, it's all for His purpose and we can find joy if we accept His plan. Thank you for that reminder!

Always love to hear from you! ((Hugs!))

NanaNor's said...

Dear Sue, What a wonderful lesson for us! I love that you were blessed with a gourd plant that you will enjoy in the fall. I also love your heart of contentment despite your circumstances-something we all need to adopt. Gratitude that we are filled with His love, grace, mercy and peace. Sending big summer hugs to you dear one.
May His blessings cover you today.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Hi Sue, I loved reading this post about this determined little plant that grew and grew and is putting forth so many gourds. I hope you are doing well this summer. Blessings to you, Cheryl

Barb said...

Hi Sue~

What a great post! That little plant was determined to survive! I have had those times in my life when I just had to dig in my heels, love where I was (even if I didn't), and bloom! We know we are loved, because we are tested!

Have a great week-end!


Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Sue,
So nice to see you post, and what a great post it is.....
Love the lil goards that are growing, they are such pretty ones too.
So I can see why you were tickled pink......lol
Good spiritual lesson as well.

Hope you are doing very well hon,
Blessings, Nellie

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