We start off being mere leaves on a branch, but as we began to have our own families we become a branch on a tree. Whenever you see leaves and new branches forming, it is a sign of growth.
“Tree height and branch lengthening begins with a bud. While nature provides a seed all it needs to survive, she provides great opposition to survival.” A seed competes with its neighbors for nutrients, sunlight, water, food and space to grow. Some seeds may even become a source of food. Whatever purpose they end up fulfilling, they are needed. But the seed that can withstand the
competition within its natural environment, grows into the tree that produces the fruit, leaves providing shade and wood for building.
Just like the seasons bring about changes in the appearance and growth of a tree, so do the seasons in our lives. Trees shed leaves in order to sustain life, holding on could create issues if the proper nutrients is not available. The same is true in our lives. Pruning, clipping and shedding those things of old should not be seen as a negative. Branches that have been clipped and pruned can grow on their own if planted. “I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.” 1 Corinthians 3:6
With growth comes wisdom and knowledge, I can recognize what needs to be shed and I’m not as reluctant to let go. I can’t “Become Me” if I refuse to sustain MY growth.
“Building relationships of accountability and trust with all roads leading to love.” RATL