These are angel trumpets planted from seed my Aunt Tootsie gave me. They’re purple. I prefer orange but they’ll be beautiful just the same.
It’s turned cold here in my beautiful mountains so I’m doing everything I can to keep these plants alive. The rule of thumb is to cut them down to the stalk after the first frost and cover the stalks with pine straw. Not gonna. I want to see those beautiful blooms so I’m covering them at night, watering them every day in the hopes they will survive long enough to bloom.
I believe the same for us.
I’m anticipating a huge blessing and refuse to give up just because the circumstances (cold weather, frost) say I should. The same CAN be true for our lives if we choose to trust God and keep walking it out, not sitting it out. If we keep on doing what we can, believing in faith we’ll see our God-dreams come true, we will. It may not feel good right now, it may not be any fun right now but keep going. Feed your faith and starve your doubt – make every effort to see this thing through with great faith, determination and anticipation and you’ll see the good.
What if the plants die or get frostbitten? Still good! Because they all have blooms, if the blooms wither they will still produce the seedpods – and I’ll start over again next year (earlier than I did this year)! I still win!
What if things don’t work out like we think they should? Still good! Things may not look like we think they should – in fact we may be truly disappointed and it may be hard going through some things to get where God wants us to be – but with every step we learn to trust Him more, know Him more and believe through all of it He’s not wasting one second of our journey. We may think we’re going nowhere and if that’s what you think, you’re wrong. “ALL THINGS” – **IN** all things, He works and He’s faithful to bring something good (good for our growth and to glorify Him) out of everything filtered through Him that touches our lives.
With great anticipation, keep walking. Keep believing. Keep watching, knowing in your heart it will all be worth it because it will be!