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Where Ever God Plants You, Bloom With Grace

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Bloom where you are planted. It is an old statement, but there is a lot of truth to the words. I think, though, in order to truly bloom where we are planted we must be thankful for more than just the location that we call home; we must also be grateful for the circumstances and the seasons in which we find ourselves and learn to praise God and see His loving hand in both the good and the difficult things in our lives.

My human disappointment hasn’t always come with ‘counting my blessings,’ at least not initially. But, 1 Corinthians 7:17 NIV, tells us, “Only let each person walk in the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him.” It does not get any clearer than that.

We all have to deal with life’s big and little challenges, however it’s what we do with them that matters the most.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) “ For I know the plans I have for you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

I know this is true because of the journey I am on with Him. It also helps me to know that He is my Father and His plans for me are good and full of hope.

As I reflect on the things that do not go according to my plans, I am learning to embrace the “thorns” of the difficult part and I am asking the Lord to help me “Bloom where I am planted with grace”.

I am so thankful that God is in charge, and has the best plan for me already mapped out !
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    Love your quote and blog. emoticon
    189 days ago
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    Such a beautiful blog.
    223 days ago
    emoticon grace!!!! Bloom where you are planted in one thing, but to bloom with grace! Good words!
    224 days ago
    Joybell47, I read through your blogs and you have such a great talent for writing. Intersting, funny and packed full of God's love and truth. I look forward to the next one. In the meantime I will "Bloom where I am planted with grace" and give thanks for every 1 pound I'm able to lose in God's time.
    224 days ago
    Love the quote and blog👍. Have a blessed day 😊👍🙏
    224 days ago
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