A Devotion May Be Someone's Only Bible

View Blog Entry

Wallflower or Wildflower

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.  Ephesians 4:11-13 NIV

Photo courtesy of morguefile and jyxana. “Why am I not more like her?” You’ve thought it before, haven’t you?  She is beautiful and poised and confident. Everybody loves her. If only you could be like that.

Then you step in front of a mirror and you see your mousey brown hair, your freckled face, or the body shape that’s always left you feeling insecure—and your initial thoughts are reinforced. God obviously has big plans for the one who looks so composed, but I was born to hide in the shadows.

You don’t let yourself think about the possibility of big things. Instead, you settle into your wallflower mentality, believing this is what you were made for. You were created to be the one who just hangs with the crowd … never stirring the waters but never making your mark either.

It’s a lie. We often find ourselves so entranced by the world’s deception that we not only believe the lie, but we also think it’s good. We think it’s right.

But what if we choose to think differently and believe the truth even when the voices in our heads try to convince us otherwise? So you may not look like the next top supermodel, and your presence may not command the attention of everyone in the room. But God did not put you on this earth to blend into your surroundings until the day He returns. He has blessed you with talents and purpose. The beauty of what God created you to be will become increasingly evident as you trust Him to use the gifts He’s placed in your very being.

You don’t have to be a wallflower. You can be like a wildflower. Once wildflower seed is tossed on the ground, it grows and spreads, covering vast areas of land with brilliant colors.

So go ahead. Throw your seed on the ground. Ignore the loud, ugly voices and listen to the quiet one beneath all the rest. The one that never changes but often gets drowned out. The one that whispers, “You are loved. You are worth it. I have blessed you with a good and perfect gift. Toss the seed, and I will make it grow.”

(Photo courtesy of morguefile and jyxana.)

(For more devotions, visit us at www.christiandevotions.us.)

Share This Blog:

Kim Harms

Kim Harms is a freelance writer who lives in Huxley, Iowa with her husband and three sons. She enjoys writing for Today’s Christian Woman and a variety of other publications. In addition to writing, she operates 500 Dresses, a clothing ministry to impoverished children, and she can be found online at www.kimharms.net and www.500dresses.org