~ where you are planted
In writing to the Philippians, St. Paul added a thought at the end
of his letter; "All the saints greet you, chiefly they that are of
Caesar's household". Phil .4: 22.
St. Paul, writing from Rome as a prisoner, discovered something amazing.
I.e. even with all its immoralities and crimes, there were saints
in Caesar's palace. God has a way of scattering His seed everywhere.
They bloom in the most unlikely places.
Bloom where you are planted. Your attitude more than anything else
will determine whether you are a success or a failure. Once God said
to Moses, "What is in your hand?". Moses answered, "a rod". God must
have smiled and said, "Ah, but don't underestimate that rod". What's
under your feet? What's in your hand? Here are four simple and workable
tips that will help you bloom where you are planted. You can be a
flower in a craggy wall, a saint in Caesar's palace. You can be a
positive thinker in a world of negative thinkers.
You can bloom where you are.
1. BELIEVE THAT GOD HAS
NO WASTE BASKETS:
Remember this principle - there's
a purpose for every place and every person under the sun. God does
not believe in waste. There is nothing that, in His mind, has to be
thrown away as worthless. Think positively and start to bloom where
(I cor. 1:26-31).
2. BELIEVE THE BEST ABOUT
Look for the best in every
place, and believe the best about every person. That's an essential
attitude of all Supersuceessful Possibility Thinking persons. The
most dangerous person in the world is a negative thinker who puts
two and two together. Believe the best about others - persons, positions
and institutions. Rom. 8:28, Phil. 2:3.
3. BE A POSITIVE REACTIONARY:
lt's not what happens to you,
but how you react to circumstances that determines whether you will
bloom where you are, or dry up where you are. So develop the habit
of reacting positively to negative conditions, (2cor. 1:3-8).
4. TRUST GOD CONFIDENTLY:
You had nothing to do for your
existence in this world today. But God has been guiding you. He has
a plan for you. St Paul writes: "And l am sure that He who began a
good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
"(Phil. 1:6). Dare to believe that.
**************************Letter # 39 (20. 10. 2002)*******************