This is the season where society promotes roses, romantic cards, dinners, dates and going the extra mile for that special person. (Btw, we should always go the extra mile, I believe). For some reason I couldn't help but think about how I approach my relationship with Jesus Christ. It has been 8 years since I have become serious about my relationship with him and I can only say I have grown and continue to grow because I one day was tired of living the same year every year. I was propelled to grow and desired to bloom a life of purpose.
Relationships bloom only because the people involved are invested a 100%. That could be a relationship with co-workers, your church, your children, your spouse, your closest friends and any other relationship we could think of.
To bloom means you are producing and flourishing. Right now at this moment in life you can bloom where you are planted. You can produce and achieve a fruitful life wherever God has planted you (John 15:7). Whether that is in your home, in your school, at your job and at your church.
Lastly, remember the following key ingredients that will help you bloom in each season of your life: intentionality, persistence, desire, commitment, loyalty and recognizing that you are called to be set apart (Hebrews 10:10) and to be a light to the world (Matthew 5:14)
I hear and see so many people start the year off with resolutions, and the first month January is often filled with excitement for the changes we are going to make. So now that we are at the end of January, how are you doing? Are you still actively investing in the new habits you started at the beginning of January? If not, know that each day is a new day to start over and don't wait till next January to start again!
Truthfully spoken with Love,