Monday, March 7, 2011


Three pots.  All are watered equally.  All get the same sun exposure.  But one is growing much faster than the others.  One has visible growth while the others have small hints.  Why?  Each pot is planted with different seeds.  The “Forget Me Nots” are running wild, while the strawberries and mini roses are taking their sweet time.  I see these three pots everyday as they are on the windowsill above my kitchen sink.  Each child planted their pot and each one is watching them grow.  I want so badly for them all to be flourishing and growing at an equal rate so that the children don’t compare or get jealous!  But I have to sit back and realize that each seed grows differently.  Each seed will bear different fruit.  Each seed in unique.  There is no right or wrong, better or worse – just different.  Hmmm, three pots with different seeds and different results – three children with different personalities and different gifts.  It’s best to sit back and watch their Creator grow them at the rate He intends.  Not to compare or force growth so that all are equal.  To enjoy their uniqueness and differences.  To teach them not to compare but to compliment.  To be confident and not critique.  To praise the Gardener of their souls who loves them, nurtures them and has uniquely gifted them to bring glory to His name.

1 comment:

  1. what a great post! that's the challenge and joy of motherhood.....watching our kiddos grow and become more like Jesus--but in their different ways and different speeds. thanks for sharing! :)



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