You will not believe the mixes and varieties I have had to endure in my cup the past couple of weeks. Let’s just agree to leave the dregs where they belong. Right now, I am about to fix myself a steaming Espresso Blend, Plunger variety cup with a hint of sugar and a droplet of milk. Mmmm.
Before losing myself in a java-induced daydream, I wanted to share with you a thought or two.
I recently attended a women’s conference that aimed at reminding the ladies present (both young and old) that we are not merely moms, daughters, wives or girlfriends. We are not second to anything. If anything, we must remind ourselves that we are called, created and sculpted for a divine purpose. To realise our immense potential, we must however take root. We must be like trees planted at close to the stream (think source and sustaining force of our lives). When we understand where we draw our purpose and power from, we become focused and attentive to that Source. A tree that drinks from its stream builds up strength and reserve for the tough times when harsh winds and burning heat prevails. It is during our periods of drought, demand and deterioration that we realise the value of having established our tree close to our Source.
A tree with a strong root structure (a woman who knows, understands and pursues her Source) provides shade, shelter and even food / fruit to those under its branches (her husband / partner, children, family and friends). A tree like this will grow DESPITE the exterior conditions or limitations. A tree with roots that anchor it in the life-giving soil will stand as a testimony and will leave a legacy in the lives of those who have sheltered in its shade.
I want to be that tree – don’t you? Let’s pursue our Source and make it our commitment to drink deep and often when we can so that our roots will shoot out and take hold as we prepare to weather whatever storms might come.
They are like trees planted along a riverbank,
with roots that reach deep into the water.
Such trees are not bothered by the heat
or worried by long months of drought.
Their leaves stay green,
and they never stop producing fruit. (Jer 17:8 NLT)
Are you ready to flourish?
See you soon, for another cuppa xxx.