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Bloom Where You're Planted

"Before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear."
Isaiah 65:24

Do you ever feel like you are out in left field all by yourself? You know that God has called you to do "something", but you aren't quite sure what that "something" is yet, so you're just faithfully serving out there in left field. What we don't often realize is that behind the scenes, before He ever flung the stars into space, God had today in mind. He had this very week in mind. In fact, He had you in mind. And He knew exactly what He was going to do. God is never at a loss to know what He's going to do in our situations. He knows perfectly well what is best for us. Our problem is, we don't know. And we say to Him, "Lord, if You just tell me, then I'll be in great shape. Just reveal Your plan to me and I'll count on You." But, that's not faith. Faith is counting on Him when we do not know what tomorrow holds.

When a man or woman of God fails, nothing of God fails (Psalm 102: 12). When a man or woman of God changes, nothing of God changes (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8). When someone of God dies, nothing of God dies (Psalm 90:1,2; Isaiah 40:28). When our lives are altered by the unexpected, nothing of God is altered or unexpected. It was the prophet Isaiah who wrote: "Before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear." (Isaiah 65:24) "Before you even utter a word," God promises, "I'm involved in answering. In fact, while you're speaking, I'm involved in bringing to pass the very thing I have planned from the get go." You don't have to be smart to be obedient to God's plan for your life. You don't have to be clever. All you have to do is obey.

So, what now?
God's solutions are often strange and simple, so be open. Don't make the carrying out of God's will complicated. It isn't. Remember, He equips those whom He calls.

God's promotions are usually sudden and surprising, so be ready. He watches you as you faithfully carry out the small tasks preparing you for the big ones.

God's solutions are always sovereign and sure, so be sensitive. God is in control of all things and He knows what's best for us.

"For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans of peace and not of evil, plans to give you a future and a hope."
Jeremiah 29:11

Sweet sister, bloom where you are planted, even if it is out in left field. Give your all to the tasks God has called you to do today; whether it be laundry, cleaning your house, teaching your children, answering phones at work, do it as unto the Lord (Colossians 3:23,24).

Leave me a comment. I'd love to hear how you are blooming where God has planted you.

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