Bloom Where you are Planted

Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. Matthew 25:14-17

When I lived in Huntsville, Alabama there was a woman that shared a story with me that left a lasting impression on me and I would like to share it with you at this time. For the sake of privacy the woman’s name is Miss Jones. Miss Jones took a book (Our Daily Bread) out of her purse and said, “Turn to page 25 and read the title back to me.” So I took the (Our Daily Bread) book and read the title. The title was “Bloom where you’re planted.” After reading this beautiful devotional she said these words to me “Go and bloom where God has planted you”.

Our scripture this morning says that a man was going on a journey, but before he left he gave his servants an assignment. What is important to mention is that each person had an assignment whether it was big or small. It was left up to them if they would complete the assignment. Well, we know that two out of the three completed their assignment, but the last one didn’t because his focus was on the wrong thing. What is the point Chaplain White? I’m glad you asked.  It’s simple. Bloom where you’re planted.”

Chaplain Robert Lee White III
Signature Healthcare at Tower Rd
Marietta, GA

 

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