Sometimes a seed take a long time to grow, and it takes even longer to bear fruit.
Sometimes we wonder if the seed ever held life at all, seemingly dormant for weeks, months or even years upon end.
Then one day something shifts. The circumstances are just right. The environment is ready to receive. The timing’s just right.
Today was a significant day for me. It was a day where something stirred and planted over two years ago finally came into being.
If I would’ve had it my way this would have happened 2 years ago, but I’m here to say that I’m glad it didn’t.
Things that spring up quickly and suddenly tend to have shallow roots. They aren’t prepared for winds and harsh weather and are easily affected by circumstances. It doesn’t take much to uproot them and for death to sneak in.
In the 27 months between the seed being planted and now an incredible amount of growth has taken place deep inside of me.
The Father’s been doing a lot of weeding and pruning that have been quite painful at times.
He also put a lot of fertilizer into my heart that has allowed so much healing to take place.
I even found myself in a greenhouse surrounded by people living the life I felt I wanted but didn’t know exactly how to implement on my own.
I really couldn’t have asked for a better setup.
I’ll be completely honest and say that I didn’t fully understand at the time. I knew a seed had been planted. I firmly believed that the Lord had spoken. It was one of those things I knew deep in my heart, but I couldn’t for the life of me figure out where that fit into my life and how it was ever going to bear any fruit.
So I just kept making one decision at a time as best as I could, little knowing that those steps were actually taking me through the necessary process to deepen my roots in faith and trust, to clear out dead things in order for new life to spring forth and to provide me with a support system that would be vital for sustainable growth.
I never could’ve imagined how it would all weave together perfectly and one day show actual life coming out of an almost forgotten little seed.
It’s just absolutely crazy to me how the Father works. I’m literally just blown away by His faithfulness.
If He speaks, He will bring it to pass. He does not forget nor does He do things without a purpose. Our view can be somewhat limited, but His is unhindered.
He sees and plans far beyond what we can even try to imagine.
His wisdom is infinite, and His ways are unfathomable.
When I think upon these things awe and thankfulness well up from deep inside of me. I’m assured of His love and anchored deeper in my trust in Him.
His timing is impeccable.
He shows Himself faithful and worthy in every sense of the way. I’m reminded of why it’s a joy to walk with Him.
“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”