Jeremiah 17:7-8 7 "But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. 8 He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."
P.R.E.T.T.Y friend, I pray this letter finds you excited about growing and determined to grow deep in this thing called purpose. Now, walking in purpose doesn't replace our walk with God. As a matter of fact, our purpose is wrapped up in God and that is why I can confidently encourage you to live a life on and in purpose. All last Month we put seeds in the ground and all this month we are making sure we do the necessary things to ensure our seeds take root. Let's run it back quickly. Seeds equals your gifts and talents. Soil equals the industry in which you operate your gifts and talents. The planter equals where you work out the gift, meaning your job title or position within a company. It could even be your role in your volunteer work. Wherever you are, if you are rooted in Christ, you will never fail to bear fruit. When we look at the scripture, we can read that being rooted begins with trust. Matthew Henry describes how it is our duty to trust in the Lord. Meaning it is a moral or legal obligation. It is a task that someone is required to perform. This means that there is an action taken to trust God. So, of course we understand this means to meditate on his word and seek Him through prayer daily. As we grow in our faith and knowledge of Christ, our roots will reach deep underground so no wind or rain may uproot it. Our roots will spread out toward the stream so no threat of drought will cause it to dry up. Once again, it will never fail to bear fruit! You could be new to a position or new to a job overall. You could have started at a new company or added another division to your vineyard. Whatever the case maybe, don’t give up and don't give in when the hard Spring rains feel like they're tearing you out of position. In other words, stay rooted like the tree and stand firm in what God has called you to in this season. If you do so, not only will your work begin to take root, but those roots will begin to extend out towards the stream which will provide nourishment. And the deeper the roots, baby, the firmer the stance. The deeper the roots, the more fear begins to evaporate because you are trusting God for it all and your fruit will remain. People will know God by the fruit your tree bears. Let's be the tree that provides nourishing fruit that is consistent. Being P.R.E.T.T.Y ain't about being perfect. It's about being perfected in Christ. So be that!! Tootles!