by Ekaterina Stefanova

Guest Post

I would like to tell you a story that made me think about my life and the choices I make every day.

Relationships, especially with our family, depend widely on our “yes” or “no.” If you could say which of these words has prevented you from having more meaningful/happier relationships, which would it be for you?

Here is the story of the two seeds.

Two seeds lay side by side in the fertile spring soil.

I want to grow! – said the one.

I want to put down roots and break through the ground. I want to feel the warmth of the sun and the dew on my leaves.

And it started to grow.

I’m afraid to make roots in the ground – said the other seed.

I don’t know what awaits me in the dark, and if I grow up, will some caterpillar eat me? Better to stay here and wait in safety.

And the seed waited.

As time passed, a hen came by and began scratching for food in the soft spring soil. She found the seed that would not go deep and ate it.

It is a sad yet meaningful story about the power of fear that paralyzes us from making the right decisions. Fear will always make us stop and wait, but waiting in most moments of life is not the right decision.

There are moments when we need to decide to stop lying down, to stop the bad habits, to stop speaking ugly words, to stop blaming everyone else.

Today, right now, is the time to reach out to God for help.

He wants to be the light of our lives by showing us what steps we need to take for change to happen, bringing in a new season with new growth.

As we get up and ask for help, He will give us the wisdom to know what to do and the strength to make the adjustments.

Don’t wait in the dark; reach out to God, who will bring us good things to enjoy.

Isaiah 43:18-19
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”

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