"The trouble with you, it's that you always take things too much to heart. I think you're thinking far too deeply..."
Sure, I've heard things like this before... and then today I come across these words...
“The seeds that fell on rocky ground are the people who gladly hear the message and accept it. But they don’t have deep roots, and they believe only for a little while. As soon as life gets hard, they give up.” (Luke 8:13 CEV)
Just think of one of those nice little summer bedding plants. It has very few roots, so although it may initially sprout leaves, then a flower, and look good for a while, it doesn’t last.
I want to last. I want to really listen to God’s Word; to allow it to nurture me, to change me.
I don't really want to be pretty and petty and shallow.
I want to be deep. I want deep roots so that in times of trial, I can keep going, keep bearing fruit. When the storms of life come, I want deep roots that keep me strong.
So, I don't want to be a pretty flower.
I want to be a tree. Old, gnarled, full of character. But still standing in spite of it all.
I am Groot. :)