What shift must I make in order to evolve into the beautiful flower you have created me to be?...
I remember when I first said Yes to Gods calling on my life, I remember it like it was yesterday. I was so excited, I still am but the excitement initially was overwhelming. I've been humbled, "laughing out loud", No Seriously, Enduring the sufferings and fiery trails has really made me think twice about it... a few times.
I love how the Holy Spirit makes sense of things just as Jesus did, In parables. I would always question why do it seem like attacks have increased since I've been saved? Or is it just that I am more still so I am more aware? These questions crossed my mind daily. But then one day while I was washing dishes the Holy Spirit whispered in my ear and said, Who said the breaking was beautiful?
I then seen a vision of a solid ground being stroked by a shovel and broken up immensely, It was messy and the digging was not surface level, it was deep. This reminded me of scripture, [Mark 4:5-8] Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain. Still other seed fell on good soil, they sprung up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times." You see when we come to Christ we are already set in our ways, we have habits, experiences and traditions that has molded us into the person that we have grown to be, but when Christ comes into our lives He comes to reconstruct and restore us.
If you look at the analogy of a sower planting seed they have to mix up the soil and the molded dirt, break it down and dig up the dirt to create a secure place so that they can drop the seeds in and they can take root. In order to make sure that seed takes root the solid surface have to be broken. This is the example of God breaking down our old ways of thinking and living that is not beneficial to us.
In order to grow and take in new knowledge you have to let go of what's not helping you grow and brake through and develop new paradigms of thinking and believing. God is a God of multiplication and provision. His plans is that we prosper in all our ways and the next time you find yourself going through the braking ask God what is it that you are changing in my life for the better ? What shift must I make in order to evolve into the beautiful flower you have created me to be? It's going to take some elbow grease to break the mold but if you ask for the knowledge, wisdom and understanding you shall receive it.
As always, Some plant, some water but it is God who brings the increase.