A seed cannot be called a plant until it develops a relationship with the ground (its foundation).
What happens beneath the surface is critical to the success of all that is to come. The environmental conditions must trigger the seed to grow. Usually, this is determined by how deep the seed is planted, water availability, and temperature- come on here Jesus, I hear you.
The conditions and the pressure cause the seed to become what it was purposed to be.
The talking behind your back (and to your face), the anxiety, stress, the threat against your life, the loss of a loved one, and pressure of life created the perfect conditions for your growth.
You had to go through it, so you could grow through it!
- Even if no one notices.
- Even if some take advantage of
- Even if you are criticized.
- Even if you’re misunderstood.
- Even if you’re talked about.
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. (Galatians 6:9 NLT)