Bloom Where You Are Planted

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“Bloom where you are planted.”

I love this saying as it’s a constant reminder to a serial planner like myself to make my best effort to be grateful for where I am in life. I’ve never exactly been a “go with the flow” person when it comes to my personal life; honestly I think I’d be much more at ease sometimes if my planner was conveniently marked “Job offer coming up on the 12th!” or “Quarter life crisis planned for the last week of this month!”. All jokes aside, I’ve been chatting with many friends lately who share my same sense of discomfort in our search for identity and some sort of consistency. Misery always loves company, doesn’t it? It always seems in times when I’m most lost, though, my faith is always at an all time high. When talking the other day with a friend about all of the many confusions of being a twenty-something, I was so excited to share a verse that another good friend had shared with me during a long chat over Christmas break:

Philippians 4:7: “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

I’d heard this verse many times before, but it never truly sunk into me until a few weeks ago. Honestly, I almost cried happy years right in the middle of our walk because I finally got it. During times of loneliness and confusion, I spend so much time talking God’s ear off about all of my problems. I come with a laundry list every night before I go to bed of issues I’d like fixed, and a “wishlist” if you will, of the way I’d like my life to look in the future. It never occurred to me until these conversations with my friends that instead of coming to God with my list of demands, I should instead come simply asking for peace–a kind of peace that is so calming and reassuring that I literally do not care to make sense of anything anymore, because it’s out of my hands. And in great hands, at that.

My prayer for anyone who is reading this is that you will allow the peace of Christ to quiet all of the questions and worry you have running around in your mind day to day. I pray that you’ll find peace with exactly where you are in life and will find joy in giving up the illusion of control to someone who has carefully crafted each day beyond our comprehension. Love each day in all its glory, and bloom wherever you are planted.

Outfit Details:

Blush Bow-Tie Top– ASOS | Black Flowy Culottes– ASOS | Earrings- Vintage Chanel | Lace-Up Flats– Sam Edelman

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