If you’ve been following me for awhile you know that every so often I like to share something that’s on my heart. And as of lately, the idea of “being planted” has been on my mind a lot.
To be planted to means to be 100% in, fully committed, all-in no matter the result, endgame or personal sacrifice.
You can be firmly planted In a friendship, choosing to fight through the hardships and miscommunications.
You can be firmly planted in a job, willing to put in the time to work through the hard, long days with little recognition or reward.
You can be firmly planted in a church, choosing to be fully committed and invested at the expense of some of your personal time, continuously choosing grace over criticism.
You can be firmly planted in a skill you set out to master, willing to fail, be refined and put in the hard work it will take.
You can be firmly planted in your marriage, committing to choose that person over yourself daily.
You can be firmly planted in your goals, refusing to compromise short term pleasure for long term gain (be it physical, financial, etc.).
You can be firmly planted in your community, looking for opportunities to bring the change you wish to see, and willing to put yourself “out there” to invest fully into it.
You see, being firmly planted means you don’t have one foot in the door and one foot out. But being planted is not the easy, or comfortable, or “comes naturally” way. It requires discipline, intentional choice and focus. And this is the way I want to live in all the areas I listed above. This is the way I want my kids to see me living. And I have a long way to go but this is definitely an area the Lord is working on me through currently.
I hope this encourages you today! Choose one area to be PLANTED in and commit to yourself to put in the hard work to get there.