If you had an opportunity to begin life over, where would you start? Would you think differently, act differently, manage your relations a certain way, change your lifestyle or would you not change a thing? Something to ponder over.
Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Look at the close up of a weed below – the common Dandelion, and you can’t help but notice the vibrance of the colour and the beauty despite the fact that is a dreaded weed and gardeners detest seeing them in their lawns and gardens. A weed to one maybe a beautiful flower to another. It seems to be a good contender to the showy Forsythia.
Matthew 13:37 - He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man, the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the children of the Kingdom.
Even the flimsiest of trees and plants can withstand a harsh winter. I have learnt a lot from them – that one can be battered and bruised in one season of your life and stand up strong and flourish in another season. While some die in winter, others are resistant and survive.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
Every road leads to some place, a destination in life. It may not be the path you want to be on, but it is the road you were chosen to be on. You can either take a different route, stop to rest a while, or stay on the path and enjoy the scenery.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.