The wild rose bush overnight has gone crazy with color and even more, tiny cups of buds are straining up towards heaven for more.
My mama called ’em “knockout” roses, they like to “take over, take off on their own.”
The two bushes we have will grow and grow, come close to blocking the open door.
Not held back, who can imagine hindering the bloom?
“Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.”
Hebrews 10:35 ESV
Would you be unconcerned with the blisters on the tips of your fingers if you found yourself so very close to the perfect chord?
Every single morning brings new cliche it seems, assignments mine if accepted.
Steady streams of affirmations meet me in the morning, some Biblical and others captured and kept.
I’m bleary-eyed in the kitchen and it comes to mind, “What would you do if you knew you could not fail?”
The words meant to thrust us all towards some dream, goal, unmet challenge.
Athlete, Actor, Artist, Author.
Then another, “You can’t manufacture happiness.” countered the lofty motivation, got me thinking.
What would you do if the chance of failure did not matter, if you simply knew you must do…?
Would you forget your fear of drowning and don the clothing of a diver and plunge to the bottom of the ocean knowing you might find a treasure left somehow for you?
Would you answer yes to creating with your heart and hands something you’ve never tried before?
Would you abandon the ingrained nature to say no and be noticed by your yes causing yourself to be known?
Would you let your feet take you places your soul says go and go unconcerned with the mark left by your walk?
Would it not matter the strumming, the seeking, the saying yes as far as depending on what others might see or think?
Would it matter only that you had the courage to do the things you only know are yours to do for God,
for you and for the fluttering in your sweet being when you do.
You might finally understand God and creation and that it is good.
It is good for us, His intent.
“Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good.”
Genesis 1:31 NLT
Good for you!