You cannot force a bud to open.
You must wait for it.
If you wait well, you will be rewarded -
color, shape, scent.
If you pry it open prematurely,
the very gift that is in bloom may very well break your heart.
The destruction of control does not easily repent.
God's timing, friends.
Reflection: What timing have you been anxious about? Can you release that worry to God today? I invite you to stop and open up your hands in front of you right now. Pray this with me from Psalm 31:15, "My times are in Your hands." Release your worry about timing to Jesus, physically let go, and ask, "Jesus, what do you want to put into my hands instead?" Jot down what you sense from Him.
Katie Luse is a speaker and writer who is passionate about navigating life with eyes on a hunt for beauty.