|Have I ever told you the story about when I almost moved to Boone, North Carolina in the middle of quarantine? I was trying to run away from my past and my problems, but especially from letting people get to know the real me. |
Ironically, this is when I got into gardening, and boy… did that come with some lessons, patience, and wisdom.
The crazy thing I realized while growing my veggies was that if I kept pulling the plant out before it produced fruit, it was never going to give me any good enough to harvest. I was messing up the roots and in the process, the plant was becoming weak. The only way a plant can get stronger is if you leave it where it’s been planted and feed it the proper nutrients it needs to mature and yield fruit.
You see, humans are like plants. We think that uprooting ourselves and moving to the next job, next church, or the next city will make us happy.
Food for thought this week: Sometimes, it’s about learning to be happy where you’re at and using that season to develop patience and maturity while our roots grow stronger.