I had to take the plant out of the pot because it was not growing strong. The plant was getting less and less healthy.
The plant kept growing but the leaves were not strong or healthy. In fact, several had been falling off.
The problem was the plant had no room to grow.
The roots were growing tighter and tighter around themself.
The roots took in the nutrients from the soil and water but couldn't get them to where they were needed.
As I started working on re-potting my plant, I realized that my life has been a lot like my little plant. I am growing. I continue to give myself what I need to grow (food, exercise, friends, reading the Bible, and prayer). I have been growing. I am just not sure I am growing strong enough.
I am comfortable with my life. I have great friends. I am involved in wonderful activies. I read. I exercise. I play. I lead a healthy, happy life.
I keep myself tightly contained in my life.
I need to take myself out of my self-created comfortable space. I need to spread out. I need to look for opportunities to meet, serve, and get to know other people. I must search for ways to grow (in my relationships, my intelligence, and my spiritual understanding).
I know that if I am to get stronger, I have to face challenges.
I am open to the work that must be done in my heart and my life.
I should expect struggles and challenges, as I pull my comfort-zone apart.
I gave my plant a bigger pot, fresh soil, and water.
I know that stepping out of my comfort zone will lead to opportunities, relationships and a strengthened faith.
I want to continue to grow. I want to grow strong.
This plant is now on my kitchen counter. It's roots are on my mind and challenging me not to be so comfortable in my life that I unable to grow.