On Shifting Seasons and Blooming Where You’re Planted

On Blooming Where You're Planted: An Encouraging Word | By Jamie Rohrbaugh | FromHisPresence.com

So you’re hungry for more. You KNOW God has more for you in life. But the door to MORE hasn’t open yet, and you find yourself in-between … waiting for your season to shift.

If that’s you, I have an encouraging word for you today:

You may be closer to your next open door than you think.

It’s funny how this works. You’ve probably heard people talk about seedtime and harvest. I like it best when they point out that there is seed, TIME, then harvest. It is a true spiritual principle that works in every aspect of life:

  • your finances;
  • your relationships;
  • your ministry;
  • your career;
  • your hobbies and everything else …

Everything worthwhile must have a foundation.

If your dream is going to last, the foundation always must be built first.

Maybe that’s why you are where you are. Maybe that’s why you’re in-between and haven’t seen your dream come to fruition yet. But don’t despair! If God is having you build a foundation, it’s because He has something in mind that will go ON TOP of that foundation: your dream.

Your MORE. Your call. Your destiny. The thing for which your heart is hungry.

And all it takes for God to move you from your current place in life into your new season is one moment.

Think about it:

  • In one moment, Esther became queen of Persia … after a year of preparation.
  • In one moment, the Holy Spirit was poured out in the Upper Room on the day of Pentecost … after fifty days of praying and waiting on God.
  • In one moment, David became king of Israel … even though he had been called and anointed king years before.

The way God works is that He will build you a foundation first. Then, after you’re ready to handle it, He shifts you from one season of life into another … sometimes in one moment.

One moment can change your life forever because God is a God who comes suddenly.

Acts 2:1-4 describes one of the most momentous, earth-shaking events in history. It happened suddenly:

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When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them.

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” (emphasis mine).

In one moment, God sent His Holy Spirit to dwell in His people. The Church was born. Christianity has since changed the face of the entire earth. More work has been done to rescue, heal, save, feed, and care for people by Christians than has ever been done by any other group in history. The entire course of history was changed in one moment.

And your life can change that fast as well.

But what should you do while you wait? Simply bloom where you’re planted.

Beloved, if God has you in a certain place right now, there’s a reason for it. I know your heart yearns for more. I know you are hungry for your dream. A sense of destiny may rest on your shoulders that you just can’t shake, and you are crying out to God to open doors for you.

All of those things are good, and you should ask God to move you forward in life. You should also do everything you can to prepare yourself for your future:

  • Study.
  • Hustle.
  • Be diligent.
  • Pay off debt.
  • Get healthy in every way.
  • Get to know God better than you ever dreamed you could know Him.

But if nothing seems to be happening despite your best efforts, just trust God. Pour your energy into blooming where you’re planted.

If you’re doing all you can and nothing is moving, there’s a reason for that. God has not forgotten you. There’s just something going on that you can’t see or understand.

So hold on! Hang in there! Make the most of where you are. Do your absolute best at your job every day. Learn the skills you’ll need in order to walk in your dream. Be faithful and diligent. Wherever you are, give it your all! Let God do everything in you that He needs to do in this in-between place.

Read: Radical Prayer #4: The Anointing of the Sons of Issachar (How To Know God’s Timing)

Your moment is coming, dear one. Your season will shift one day, and you’ll want to be ready.

Your current place in life is your foundation, and God is preparing you for your future whether you realize it or not. You are not forgotten, beloved. If God has promised you something, it’s going to happen. But in the meantime, hang in there.

Be faithful. Be diligent. And let God do the rest. It’s entirely possible, my friend, that your life-changing moment may be only a breath away.

Is this word for you today? Does it speak to your heart? If so, please leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!

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19 Comments

  1. Kimberlyn says:

    WOW … exactly what i needed! Thank you Jamie!

    1. 🙂 🙂 Praise God, Kimberlyn. Thanks for letting me know. So glad Daddy God encouraged you. Big (((HUGS))) to you today!!! 🙂

  2. Laurna Tallman says:

    Hi, Jamie,
    Again, your message is right on the button. I need prayer support as I face neurologists, nurses, and other therapists caring for our youngest son Alex who has had a stroke. Alex was dealing magnificently with a daunting array of problems including his addictions. He was, as you know, unfairly in prison (weekends) for charges related primarily to a crime he did not commit. Apparently, he accepted a combination of drugs in prison offered both by the prison staff (for sleep) and by an inmate that caused a seizure. That and repeated falls caused the brain bleed.
    As you also know I have unique knowledge about the ears and brain function as a result of healing our schizophrenic son Daniel and I have publications describing that learning. I am trying to impact Alex’s treatment, which is unheard of from the mother of a patient when she is not medically trained. I need Grace, calm, patience, faith, and a high level of articulateness as I attempt to impact Alex’s treatment. One male nurse in particular has listened to me and has been open enough and smart enough to absorb my teaching. One doctor has listened kindly and picked up about half of what is needed for him to think not only in terms of his expertise but in terms of mine.
    I am shaky enough just from my role as a mum watching her son writhe on a cross that I sometimes forget my own learning. The pain rises and I get blurry.
    I had a vision months ago about Jesus reaching down from a place of bright green leaves and flowers to where Alex could no longer find a toe-hold on the wall he was climbing. With his strong, carpenter’s arm, Jesus reached down and held him strongly. Alex is a carpenter, too, a timber framer. A couple of days into this I left the hospital by a different entrance and there was a large bed of sweet potato foliage of brilliant green set with crimson begonias — like the ones I planted in window boxes on our deck this spring. The vision is being fulfilled. Only we all are in it trying to help Jesus to hold on to Alex. The moment for which God has been preparing me all my life has arrived. I thank you for your message of assurance and I bless you for your prayer support for Alex and for me and for our suffering family.
    Love,
    Laurna

    1. Dear Laurna, I am so sorry this has happened. BUT GOD!!! I’m standing with you that He can still turn this around and bring complete restoration. The Biblical word for “restore” actually means to put back BETTER than things ever were before. May Daddy God restore you and your entire family better than you ever could have dreamed, and better than any of you have ever been before. I’m praying for you, dear sister. Thank you for letting me know.

      1. Laurna Tallman says:

        Hard to believe this but I was reading your reply at the precise moment Dan was trying to comfort me saying that Alex will be BETTER than ever and when I read to him your confirmation of his faith he was utterly thrilled. Bless you for your ministry, Jamie. It is far-reaching and profoundly appreciated.

        1. That’s freaky, Laurna! Thanks so much for letting me know. And thank you for the encouragement. 🙂

  3. This is exactly what I needed to hear! The Lord said this to me a few weeks ago and keeps laying this same theme on my heart. What a faithful God we serve!! Thank you, Jaime!

    1. Jennifer, that’s so awesome. Thank you so much for letting me know. Maybe your time is just around the corner!!! May our Daddy God bless you as you hang on tight and enter your new season in His timing! 🙂

  4. After going through a not short lived horrific experience God has recently moved me and my family to a stunningly beautiful peaceful spot in the country. It’s more than I could have ever imagined only made possible by His hand. The wounds still hurt in my heart but a close to the Lord friend came to see it and while praying had a word for me, beloved you have been transplanted, thrive, bloom where you have been planted. I also KNOW I have a call on my life, something big that hasn’t been stepped into yet. And I’m sure this pressing and crushing has been part of the building the foundation for it. But for now I think I am to rest and let the roots of my soul stretch out in safety once again. Thanks for this very timely word Jamie.

    1. Hi Starla. That sooooo sounds like something our beautiful Father would do. 🙂 “He leads me beside still waters; He restores my soul.” That’s amazing. He’s such a good, good Father. I’m sorry you’ve been through a rough time, but I’m so grateful Daddy God is restoring you and healing you and inspiring you again. He’s amazing.
      Thank you so much for sharing!

  5. I celebrate you Jamie for been a vessel. This is from God to me. Am totally ministered to, my faith is built up. Am so
    Strengthen …….. The thoughts of this in between moment kept me away last night…..This is God

    1. Amen, Chinenye. Praising God with you for ministering to your heart. Thank You, Jesus! May you be strengthened and encouraged continually as you wait for Daddy God to bring you into your new season! 🙂

  6. Amen Amen Amen Amen
    What a powerful message and i feel like its meant for me!
    I recently moved to the US to join my husband. I have been applying for jobs and nothing! I have only been called for an interview twice after daily applications! Its reached a point i started asking why did i leave my country to come here! I know its hard to get a job with no work experience in the US though my resume is good but i am now waiting on the Lord i know he will never be a day or minute late and will give me a job of my desire with the right hours ;pay & working environment.
    Thank you for this encouraging message i totally feel it was meant for me!
    Feeling optimistic happy and blessed!!!

    1. Carole, I’m so glad my post encouraged you. Please hang in there with the job situation! Daddy God might be protecting you from something that wouldn’t have been His best for you at those other jobs… but the PERFECT job for you might be JUST around the corner! He will help you and bring you into a large place. He loves you very much and will always take care of His baby girl. 🙂
      Blessings to you today. Thank you so much for reading and for sharing your story! 🙂

      1. Thank you and Amen
        It does get frustrating applying but i trust God has whats meant for me out there i wilk keep believing praying and trusting
        Amen

  7. Thank you so much Mrs. Jamie. I am really blessed by your wonderful words of encouragement. For the last three years of my life, and now is really challenging for me. Nobody helped me or my family, they watched us struggle, and some people were happy that our family was split up. I have so many dreams for myself , and I have written a collection of poems that I want to publish. I’ve applied to so many jobs, and I’ve got nothing but rejections. My writing is all I have, nobody is helping me. Sitting in church on Sunday all I did was cry, because there has to be more to life than this. I was there all the time in bible study, in Sunday school, now doing the newsletter. I’ve been waiting, and now I’m just tired. The bible says, “for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” In this time of my waiting, what makes it hard is when no one helps you and they can. Someone prophesied to me in the beginning of this year, and he said it would happen this year but as the months keep rolling down, what’s going on in my life has me wonder what’s going on. I’ve waited for this year to come in and it is not what I expected. My birthday is coming up, and I just wanted it to be beautiful. Thank you once again, and have a blessed day.

    1. Lynette, thank you for sharing. When I got your comment, I prayed for you that Daddy God would give you a glorious birthday present. 🙂 I am sorry you’ve been going through such a tough time, but our good, good Daddy God will come through for you. I pray that He would show Himself to you today as your Glory and the Lifter of your head (Psalm 3:3).
      If you haven’t already read it, you might be encouraged by this blog post also–it’s about the same Scripture you mentioned above.
      Thank you for reading my blog. May you have a wonderful day today.

  8. Thank you so much Mrs. Jamie. I really appreciate it, and you have a blessed day as well ?

  9. Jamie,
    Again, I could squish you!!!!! I love the wisdom our Father has blessed you with:) I’m not sure where to start, and I wish I could explain/ write better for you to understand. It comes back to that whole misunderstood/ lonely thing you wrote of. I have never belonged to a church (no matter what I have tried to do) and it’s starting to frighten me 🙁 For some reason I have such a deep desire to belong, and it is not happening:( My heart is heavy and I could use some sisterly love/ advice…Blessings to you and thank you for your time. Xo Marni ps. Give it to me straight, no PACIFICATION here!!!

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