The daffodils are pushing up . . . hurriedly and with determination to blossom forth with their beauty and presence in God’s created fields. It is deliberate with the slightest hint of warm weather! These bulbs are pushing upward to bloom.
Nature’s progress is ever changing with the seasons that come and go annually like clockwork. Sometimes each season may be extreme in its strength and influence upon the conditions of the atmosphere and land mass. They may have interruptions of warmth during the cold season and cold in the warm season. But other elements of nature respond to what they feel and their nature dictates during these interruptions. For these daffodils, its nature says it is time to push forth with new life to blossom with rich color, aroma, and classic beauty.
There is something in each of us that moves upon us to stand to contribute with rich and powerful meaning what has been planted deep within our souls. There is a time for us to step into our destiny, to realize our possibility on a higher plane than our job responsibilities, or a deeper level than financial obligations, or even beyond our interactions and connections with family and friends. Something should engage us and move us to a place of purpose and meaning in life that will offer us our greatest feeling of fulfillment and joy.
This drive within comes from something bigger than we are and more noble than we can conceive within our own minds. The motivation is stronger than the constraints of environment or the limitations of conditions and circumstance. This strength reaches beyond the reservations of our own hearts or boundaries of our minds to overcome shortcomings, feelings of insufficiency, or inabilities. In fact, this urgency to produce or to contribute is divine . . . and we cannot help ourselves.
The daffodils, at the slightest hint of warmth, are decidedly and anxiously moving with deliberate velocity to bloom in a new season. It may be a bit early, but whose to say that they won’t survive. This drive is divine and a part of their nature.
What is there driving you onward and upward?
“I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.” Philippians 3:12b NKJV