Hey There! Have you ever thought about this?
When we look at a tree, what we see is their height and strength. The result of the growth process. We see the success, but it hasn’t always been like that.
The beginning was a small seed planted in the ground, dark and isolated, no one could see it. And it stays like that for a while. The roots grow underground. It grows behind the scenes. Some of you may be in that place. And because people can’t see your growth they think you are not growing, but don’t let that discourage you because this phase is extremely important. It's where growth begins. It is for an anchor and full foundation for exceeding heights. However, if the soil is deficient the tree will also be deficient. You need to be in the right environment for healthy growth. So ladies & gentlemen let integrity be your roots. What you do in the absence of people determines your true character. It is necessary for where God wants to take you. Stay rooted and grow deep.
As a tree grows, it grows up and grows tall. Growing up takes lessons, takes failure, takes tears, mistakes, even sometimes hurt and pain but most of all time. You can’t get to a high level if you don’t go through these necessary steps. It takes time for a tree to come into it full beauty. It can’t be rushed.
Destiny does not happen overnight. It takes time to bloom and blossom into your full potential. In Genesis, Joseph had a dream. It was a prophetic. It was a look into his future. It was a seed. And even though his journey was uncomfortable and even painful he ended up ruling in high places. He life resembled a beautiful tree. Also, David who was king of Israel. He was anointed by Samuel to be King as a youth. And he also went through a challenging journey being lied on and people trying to kill him. Despite of those challenges David also ended up ruling in high places. David operated in many gifts. Many things came out of him. You know...kind of like a tree.
God plants seeds in certain places. He knows what environment you are needed in. He knows what environment you can handle. A palm tree cannot be planted in Colorado. It wouldn’t do well in that cold environment. And a pine tree will look strange in Jamaica. Just like naturally God has certain trees in certain environments He does spiritually as well. But we don’t allow ourselves to grow. Trees don’t grow in a few minutes or weeks. They take time to mature to come into their full potential. So you have to trust even where you are planted in this time and season.
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. (Psalm 1:1-3)
Many people have a person that "inspires" them. However, if anyone were to ask me I'll tell them I want to be like a tree.
I have so much more to say in the episode "Treedom."
I hope you enjoy!