I’m not sure who said it, or when, but I just fell in love with this quote, “Flowers don’t compare themselves, they just bloom.”
Isn’t that absolutely brilliant?
Too often we look around at each other to measure our own progress. Somedays we can look to our left and see that we may be “blooming” a little faster than the one next to us and feel good–like we are ahead in some sort of race. Other days, we make look to our right and see that we are behind. That all those other flowers have opened up and are looking so, so gorgeous and then, we feel bad. We are behind.
I don’t think this is what God wants for his daughters. He wants us to stop looking around and just keep our petals pointed towards heaven. He will make us bloom in his appointed time. It’s not a race.
So, this week, remember: Stop comparing, start blooming.
“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”Matthew 6:28b & 29
You may want to share this simple analogy with your daughter this week too, since that’s our topic on the blog! Or, share it with friends using the share buttons on the photo below!