Today the word is GROW.
When I think of the word grow, I think of how impatient I am. I think of my children and I want so much to see the fruits of my labor now. I don’t want to struggle with pruning and watering and getting all the weeds out. I want to just pour on a little water here and there and see growth.
But that’s not how it works. Growing anything takes maintenance. And growing children, growing a marriage, is going to take time, patience and effort. I want the things I am growing to be like those genetically altered plants that can withstand any sort of bug, any sort of heat, any sort of lack of water. The thing is, those things are “natural”. They aren’t part of what God’s created and given.
God has given me an amazing husband and amazing children. But it is part of my responsibility to nurture those people in my life. I have to spend time helping to get rid of the weeds. I have to spend time watering and caring for these. And I may not see the growth right away. But that doesn’t mean it’s not happening. It doesn’t mean there isn’t some sort of tiny growth happening daily.