Don’t just bloom, THRIVE where you’re planted

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Have you ever felt that there is more in this life, that there is something more to it than just high school, college, work, and retirement? Like maybe, just maybe there’s a greater purpose, a deeper meaning, or something beyond the typical.

I definitely feel this way often. One of my greatest fears is looking back on my life with regret, not for all the things I did, but for all the things I didn’t do.

Take a minute and think about where you’re at in your life right at this moment.

Really consider it for just a second.

What are your dreams? What is something you aspire to do that seems daunting or even impossible? Now how are you right now in your life preparing yourself to achieve your God-given dreams and passions?

At different times in my life I’ve reflected and felt different things. I’ve been both satisfied and frustrated.

Right now I’m caught somewhere in the middle. I have no reason to complain. God has blessed me immeasurably, but I also feel this frustration that I want to do more.

I’m a dreamer, a planner, and I aspire to do big things. I have so many ideas and dreams. I’m also an all or nothing person. So if I’m in, I’m going to be all in. When it comes to life, I easily get frustrated trying to do it “perfectly”. Buuttt as we all know, life is not perfect 🙂 And that’s ok.

In this life I am coming to realize that it’s really not about me. It’s about Jesus. And when I’m weak, He is strong. His strength is made perfect in my weakness. AMEEEN, enough said.

But I’ll keep going because maybe you’re struggling with where your life is at too, and maybe you have big plans, dreams, and aspirations too.

Guess what? They are gifts from God! He wants you and me to shoot big. I mean Jesus sent it pretty hard by defeating death and raising from the dead!!

So here is an idea to grapple with. What if we didn’t just bloom, but we THRIVED right where God has planted us. Sometimes I get so caught up in all the doing that I forget that I am in high school and I’m where I’m at for a reason. I believe that instead of just accepting where you’re at and simply being, thriving where God has planted you is the idea of embracing where God has you and making the most of it.

I believe it begins with accepting where you’re at right now because God truly has you where you’re at for a reason. The next step is asking God for help and guidance for where you’re wanting to move and improve. Tell him your desires, tell him your frustrations, and ask for His will to be carried out in your life. Because in the heart of God’s will is his very best for you. So if in doubt of where you need to go, just pray for His will, and if you know where you want to be, then continue to pray for God’s will!

❤ I want you to know that you can thrive and you can do colossal things in this life for the glory of God in His strength! Don’t settle with just blooming. A flower can bloom and then wilt and die if not properly watered, fed, and nourished. Be a flower that blooms and thrives by nourishing and feeding your soul with God, His Word, and the people He places in your life. He has given you passions and dreams for a reason! Don’t settle with a mundane life or being told that you can’t. There are no limits to what you can do or how you can be used with God equipping you.

So pray for the right open doors and opportunities, and then share your aspirations with other like-minded believers! If you don’t have any, pray for the right people to be put in your path.

I mainly want you to understand and take away the idea that you can use right where you’re at as a breeding ground for your dreams and goals. Whatever you want to do, if God is calling you to it, go for it! Don’t just wait until you “get older”. If you have a knack for photography, use it! If your niche is graphic design, do it! If you’re a leader- then lead, if you’re a baker- then bake, a musician- then play, a blogger- then blog! You get the idea.

God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, especially when it’s in the details and plans He has for our lives. So aim high, dream big, trust the Lord and watch Him work in your life.

Here is a quote that is so true. I love it and I hope it encourages you!

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