“Bloom where you are planted.”
That’s a topic we discussed at worship tonight, and to be honest, it’s one I’ve wrestled with a lot since February. If nothing else this year, I’ve learned that it’s incredibly hard to trust God’s big picture when you are fighting moment-to-moment for your life.
But! I’ve tried really hard to put that doubt and fear aside and bloom where I’ve found myself planted.
I’ve poured out my heart and soul 35 separate times this year on http://www.ibstakesguts.com. Yes, some of those posts have been about my physical challenges, but more of them have focused on my spiritual battle. I’ve done my best to take this unexpected, painful, difficult, freak-accident-turned-lifelong-craziness of a journey and turn it into something that glorifies my God.
And you know what?
I’ve reached 2,308 viewers in the past few months. People across the USA and in Canada, the United Kingdom, India, Ireland, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Italy, Romania, Portugal, South Africa, Japan, Ukraine, Costa Rica, Kenya, Australia, Nepal, France, Poland, and Sweden.
People I never would’ve spoken to or known if God hadn’t allowed me to be planted here.
Wow. I don’t know what constitutes great “blog success”, but I know what it feels like to me. It feels like 2,308 views of God’s light shining through my struggle.
Do I love the exact spot where I’ve been planted? Not really. But has God taken my weakness and turned it into something kind of incredible?
Yes. Yes, He has.
Bloom where you are planted, friends.
And thank you, infinitely thank you, for the love and support this year. ❤