It’s tough when you feel like you’re stuck.

You’re uncomfortable. Unhappy. Stifled. Frustrated.

If you’ve ever been there you know that it is incredibly difficult to try to get yourself unstuck. Especially when you can’t quite pinpoint the cause for your state of mind.

I know this personally. I’ve been stuck for months now.

Happiness was fleeting. Inspiration was challenging. My attitude was lacking.

I just hadn’t  felt… stimulated. It was as if I was going through the motions of my days, stuck in a holding pattern.

Have you ever seen the movie Groundhog Day? Yeah, that. Exactly that. I’m not going to lie to you, it wasn’t pretty in my head. I’ve been quite the miserable wretch.

Until yesterday.

Let me just stop here and profess something to you – I am a woman of  faith. I don’t talk about it much here on the blog. (Although I probably should.) But I am.

And yesterday I received an incredibly inspired message from the big man upstairs:

“Bloom where you are planted.”

That phrase, completely out of the blue,  hit me like a ton of bricks. “Right here?” I thought. “In this frustrating place? I don’t even want to be here. How in the world am I going to do that?”

Upon further introspection I realized that I ultimately had two choices:

  • To continue to frustrate myself by cursing where I was and wind up bitter
  • OR Till the ground beneath me and see what I could grow under the circumstances

I believe that God has me exactly where he wants me. I don’t know why. I certainly don’t like it, but there is a reason I am here and a lesson I need to learn from it.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11

I’m going to take a step in faith and go with this revelation.  Let’s see where it takes me.

Where are you today? Are you stuck in a place that you can’t get out of? I suggest you come along on this journey, gather up your gardening tools and cultivate life around you. Together we may find that the things we long for are right underneath our feet.