Content to Bloom

Rose Blooms_for my websiteAre you ever tempted to think “the other girl” has the perfect life? Somehow, the flowers on her patio look fuller than yours? (In my case, it’s the truth. I am no gardener, which is perhaps why I appreciate someone else’s healthy garden all the more!)

The other day, I was jogging around the lake at my apartment complex and enjoyed seeing roses, azaleas and hibiscus in bloom. The thought struck me: How ridiculous would it be if one flower compared itself to another instead of doing the job God gave it?

Yet, isn’t that what we do sometimes? I wrote today’s post Content to Bloom with this question in mind and to think through the reasons why we should stop comparing ourselves to others and start blooming right where God has planted us.

My friend Ashley Jones and her husband know much more about gardening than I do, and when I ran this idea by her, she liked it enough to share it on her blog BigSisterKnows.com. Click over to her site to read the full post Content to Bloom, and while you’re there, check out her other posts (including an amazing taco soup recipe I may never stop raving about).

If you’re like me, you’ll appreciate her “big sis” perspective on faith and family. Thank you, Ashley Jones, for sharing this word with your readers.

I hope it is a blessing to you.

~ Kristen

 

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