A Gentle Reminder Part 1

In the midst of a week in which I spent a great deal of time stressing about things that I had no control over – God sent a beautiful reminder.

Several weeks ago I was given some free bulbs. Since it was the end of January – I knew it was a little late to plant them outside, so I stuck them in a planter in the mudroom.

They were pretty much forgotten, occasionally got watered, and frequently had hats and/or mittens thrown on them.

FlowerBut look what happened!

All I did was push them in the ground and throw them a little water. Then I left them alone.

And one bloomed. Beautifully.

I didn’t fuss, worry, or stress over those bulbs – I just left them to do what God had designed them to do.

I was faithful with my part and God was faithful with His.

Does anyone see the lesson here?

How many times do we worry and fuss over things over which we have no control?

I could never make those bulbs grow on my own – never.  I did what I could do – and left them alone.

Notice only one bulb has bloomed. There are others that look like they might- and still others that don’t even look alive.

No matter how many times I look at them and wring my hands in frustration, or how many nights I lose sleep worrying over them – I can never make those other bulbs bloom.


Just like so many other things in life.

What are you stewing about today? Is there something you need to commit to the Lord and leave it alone?

Matt 6:27 “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” 


4 thoughts on “A Gentle Reminder Part 1

  1. What a terrific reminder. I am guilty of trying to control way too many things. I often have to remind myself to let things go and trust God to handle them. I’m getting better at letting go… but I suspect it’s something I’m always going to struggle with.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


  2. I have so much trouble leaving things alone! This was such a good reminder for me this week. God’s timing is always perfect!


  3. Never, never, ever, not at all.
    Oh dear friend I am deeply grateful for your words, your insight. Need to hear this!!!! WOW.
    Just makes me wanna hug you more! Friends are precious and God TRULY IS faithful.


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