As I look out my window at the recently transplanted roses and plants in my newest garden spot, I can’t help but compare it to life. Sometimes you just get comfortable and established and it seems someone comes along and transplants you.
Change is the single constant in the universe. Sometimes it’s slight, other times it’s momentous. But no matter what shape or size it comes in, you can be guaranteed that it will find it’s way into your life.
As I reflect on my own life I see so many similarities to the recent changes in my back yard. Fences have been put in place during times when extra security was needed and taken down when that need diminished, new plants have been put in places where old ones have died or where it was barren before, new seeds are planted and encouraged to grow to maturity while other mature plants are transplanted for various reasons. It’s never apparent to these objects what the reason for their arrival, move or dismissal are, but as the cultivator and designer I know the reasons.
There’s a master cultivator and designer that weaves a web of perfection in my life. I need to trust Him more. Just as I work in incremental steps to make my yard be all I want it to be, so it is with my life. He simply wants me to be all that He knows I can be. Often that means a need for comfort to be replaced with challenge or hardship. Reflection shows that some of the biggest and hardest changes in my life have brought about the most beautiful and prosperous results. I just couldn’t see it at the time, nor did I understand the reasons for the change. Perhaps this is part of the meaning behind the saying to bloom where you’re planted.