While going for a walk, I noticed patches of grass and weeds growing between the cement on the sidewalk. I started to think about how little soil it took to provide growth.
I related this image of a weed with handling difficult life experiences. You may be placed in hard place, but still have the opportunity for growth. I never paid attention to how grass can grow in such a hard foundation within a tight area and still flourish and have life.
When you are found in a difficult situation, you will tend to experience a series of life lessons that command your attention for growth. The life process never ends. From birth to old age, you will continue acquiring knowledge, wisdom and opportunities for growth. Sometimes the worst experiences provides the best opportunities to learn about yourself and others. In the hard places is where you find out who you really are.
The Apostle Paul stated, “To be content in no matter what circumstances you may be in.” Sometimes it’s difficult to accept your circumstances because you are constantly focused on your surroundings. You may be dealing with an uncomfortable environment or dramatic changes in your life, but when you take the time to search within for healing, forgiveness or whatever is disrupting your peace of mind, you will find that life has much more things to offer despite the challenging opposition.
If the grass and weeds can grow in such a dry place without the essential nutrients of a rich, fertile soil, how much more can you flourish in the midst of a a challenging situation?
Very thoughtful! Thanks for sharing!
Great writing….very inspirational!
Love the word picture! I could just see the greenery springing up through the cement. How unlikely. But there it is. Thanks for the inspiration.
I love your life application to grass growing in a tight place. I’m always amazed to see plant life springing out of difficult places. If we feed on the Word and are nourished by the Holy Spirit’s rain, then we too can grow in challenging circumstances. Thanks for the encouragement!
Thank you for your comment. It’s the simplest things in life that we overlook or take for granted. Miracles are birthed in the midst of the valley and watered in the desert.