There is certain soil in a specific garden in which you are meant to be planted. But sometimes we may not like that soil too much. Maybe it is a little too hard, perhaps it seems a little too stoney or it just requires a little too much water. What if this type of soil takes too much work for our roots to go down deep, so instead of persevering in the soil meant for you, you allow yourself to get caught up in the wind and get carried off to a different garden, a garden where the soil feels a little nicer, a little easier on the seed, it seems easier to set your roots down there, after all they don’t have to go as deep anyway. It doesn’t require as much water, it is not as stony, feels a little softer on the shell and not as muddy. It seems just right.
What am I talking about? I can recall many cases where I have watched people walk out of the doors of the churches they were meant to be a part of because they feel they weren’t being used in the way they felt they should have been or they were offended. All the while, God was trying to ready their soil for their roots to go down deep, so that when the time for them to bloom was right, their roots would be deep enough, to ensure that no matter what came … they could withstand it. But they were so blind with their own will they could not see God’s will for their lives. So they end up leaving the garden (the church) they were intended to be in and go somewhere else, with easier soil. Now not every person who leaves a church is leaving because the soil is easier somewhere else, but some do.
It is worth saying that some flowers are masterly transplanted into a new garden by the Master Gardener, it is not that they didn’t fit in the garden they were taken from, it is that they have an enhancing purpose in their new garden. Being the Master Gardener, He gets to plant or transplant into different gardens as He chooses, as He sees need, as He desires to use them. Let’s keep reading and see what happens.
So you, the seed finds easy ground in another garden, and germinate, you bloom, and everyone begins to look at the flower you have become. “Oooh” “aaaah” you hear. “What a beautiful flower you are” they say. “I knew I was I was going to be a beautiful flower all along” you think to yourself. “I’m sure showing them in that other garden. HA! I wouldn’t even be a flower yet if I were still over there in that other garden, I’d still be a silly seed. This must be good soil, look what I have become here.” Then one day a storm blows through, and unfortunately you are plucked up, roots and all, and left lying on top the ground, gasping, life draining from you. The soil that you thought was feeding you was not very nourishing after all. It did not allow your roots to go very deep, it was not life sustaining.
The garden that you thought protected you, did not protect you at all. It did not require much of you, it was more interested in making sure you were a beautiful flower as quickly as possible, making sure you felt you were at your full potential. It was only there to enable you to bloom in the most perfect of conditions, but it could not weather a storm.
God plants us in the garden, with the right kind of soil we are intended to be in, He desires His will for our lives, He does not want us to rush the process. God has you going through what you go through, so you can deepen your roots and draw nutrients from the soil so that you can become strong in your relationship with Him, and learn to trust Him in all things. You are His creation and He desires a relationship with you, He wants us to be the best version of us we can be with His help. He will plant you in the best soil, the one that is just right for you, and He knows what is best, so trust Him. With that being said… I dare you to…bloom where you are planted. – Angie Hallam