The Sick Gardener

I am sorry I have not posted lately. I am a little under the weather. I am not bed-ridden, but, I am easily wiped out. I have not really had the mental capacity that I usually do (some might argue that I never have it.)

I am learning a lot about pacing myself. I am learning a lot about being a gardener.

Let me explain:

I have a business associate who has become a great encourager. She shared with me from her experience;

“Careers are like gardens. We can tend the plant and hoe – but only God can make them grow!”

It is almost biblical… oh wait… It is!

It was a great reminder. I can be very impatient. I am an anxious person. I enjoy immediate gratification.

I like cleaning my bathroom, because within a matter of minutes I can see the fruits of my labor.

What I do for a living requires me to be patient. It requires me to tend to the plant. And I believe that I am too close to it and I see it every day, and I don’t see the growth. I have to trust that God is making it grow.

Thanks for letting me share, again, this blog has sometimes been a bit self-serving.


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2 thoughts on “The Sick Gardener

  1. Love this post. thanks!!!!

    couldn’t resist though.. 🙂

    gar·den·er /ˈgɑrdnər/
    1. a person who is employed to cultivate or care for a garden, lawn, etc.

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