I received a beautiful blooming Christmas cactus in December of 2018. My plant bloomed again the Christmas of 2019. To my surprise the plant has had blossoms twice this year. But it’s not Christmas yet!
Like my Christmas cactus, the world is in what feels like an out of season experience. The question is are you blooming out of season – so to speak?
Sounds strange I know at a time like this - expecting something good to happen. But something good can happen. It's a matter of your willingness to bloom now! The Bible says that to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven (Ecclesiastics 3:1). Pause for a moment and think on that.
Now, here are two questions for you. What season are you in? Have you re- considered your purpose during this time? Remember, some have gone on to glory recently. But the Lord has you here now during this unfamiliar season for such a time as this.
The distractions around us are countless. The news is a sore spot for me. I need to be aware of what’s happening for prayer purposes. But I’ve found it easy to lose focus when I’ve allowed the gloom and doom of the media to saturate my mind. In order to bloom in this season, one thing is certain. We need to focus more on Jesus, and what He has to say than ever. His news brings hope that fosters blooming.
As you focus more on Jesus, expect an assignment. In fact, this may be your time to complete an old assignment that you had no time to complete prior to covid. When you begin to work on your task, you’re going to bloom!
Maybe this is your opportunity to spend more time with the Lord, AND with your family who always seemed too busy before. Bloom with them now, creating precious memories that will last for years to come. That’s blooming out of season!
Has the Lord prompted you to start a business, but you had no time to research and develop a plan? Now you have time to do both. Do it and bloom in this season!
Maybe it's time to get your degree online. You didn't have the time before but now you do. Move forward and bloom!
Are you lonely? Consider calling the elderly to check in on them an offer an ear. You may be surprised at how your loneliness disappears as you focus on being a blessing.
What are you waiting for? Don’t wait for covid to end, and your life to begin again. Bloom now!
But God would say to you “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” (Isaiah 43:19) Bloom NOW!