First, thank you so much to everyone who came to hang out here last week! It was such an honor to host your words, and I just loved meeting so many new friends and amazing writers! But this week, we’re back to linking up with Lisa-Jo for Five Minute Friday, so here we go – the quickest five minutes of writing I’ll do all week. Probably not the best, but definitely the most fun. This week the prompt is: Bloom.
It was a year of upheaval. Of being ripped up by the roots and replanted into the new and unknown and I’ve felt weak and insecure. Unsure of my place, my foundation, whether or not it would even be possible to find new roots and settle back into a comfortable rhythm of growing. It’s been slow. It’s been a season of living dormant, a time to regain energy and refocus.
It’s been a season of pruning and replanting.
And now? I feel the uncomfortable nudges every day. This sign that now is the time to start stretching, reaching back into the places of my heart that know how to grow and shine and seek the Son. The time to rest and recover is ending and there is a gentle push to do something more – to bloom. Right where I am, to let roots dig in. After a season of going low to find the best, I’m feeling called to stand tall.
Right where I’m planted? It’s good here, friend. It’s redemption and peace, rest and healing and pruning to take away all the dead from the former to make room for the beauty of the future. It’s not the end – but it’s the beginning of a promise fulfilled, plans that are good, proof of a God who fights for me when I’m still. And now?
It’s time to bloom.