roots | grow where you are planted.
i’ve been thinking a lot lately about roots.
my roots, where i come from, where i’m planting roots.
what is feeding my roots.
i’ve far too often heard the saying “grow where you are planted”.
and i find myself shaking my head “yes, yes, absolutely yes, we should be growing where we are planted!” – but in that head shaking and immediate agreeing…i don’t really evaluate my heart.
do i really want to grow where i’m planted?
more importantly should i grow where i’m planted?
and lastly…where have i planted myself?
i think that last question holds the most weight.
you should not grow where you are planted if your roots are digging into poison.
you should not grow where you are planted if youve set yourself in life-threatening conditions.
and to make this more relatable, you should not grow where you are planted if you’ve set yourself up to repeat a past mistake.
maybe i’m taking this a little too deep…maybe i’m not.
through this life evaluation i’m seeing that if i want true growth to happen.
true beautiful growth to happen
i need to change where i’m planted.
i need to set some new goals, reshape some friendships, invest in others, step out of my comfort zone, dig a little deeper, allow the pain to be shared and the wounds to be healed.
if i really want to grow where i’m planted then i need to be conscious of my choices.
i also need to remind myself that new growth means challenging days are ahead.
working in the fields, sunburn, sore/calloused/tired hands, an aching back, and cracked lips.
new growth comes from a harsh winter, a pruning spring, and a vibrant (and toiling) summer.
but it’s worth it.
it is always worth it.