Pictured here is an early Spring or Late Winter flowering bulb known as the Snowdrop.  It is in the front yard and the only one in the entire yard.  This single flower is the first of its kind this year and almost overlooked because of its petite size close to the ground.  They do grow larger, but the infrequent frigid nights have probably affected its growth potential.

Despite its challenges, this Snowdrop is there, standing approximately 4-5 inches in height, its flower perhaps the heaviest portion of the entire plant.

The challenges of our lives are at times such that we cannot reach our fullest possibilities.  Or, at least it seems that circumstances and situations have hampered our growth.  But, before you write yourself off as having failed the possibility test, consider this:  The quality of the Snowdrop under its challenging conditions may have been enhanced.  Obviously, this little plant is strong, having to support such a large flower, with the wind and the cold at times blowing down upon it.  But it is standing.  And, its beauty has not been altered by its circumstance.

Think more positively about your situation.  Your promise and possibility is still being realized as your strength of character and beauty within still springs forth to bless the lives of others.  Contrary winds of life may have attempted to blow you away, but you still stand to testify of endurance, victory, and strength, which may all be enough for someone to observe and consider.

As a standing, walking and living testimony, someone is being blessed by you by mere observation.  Never underestimate the power of your light within to enlighten and inspire others to keep trying and to maintain a course of endurance.  “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16 NKJV)  And remember, the source of the light within is Jesus, the light of the world, who endured great trial and even death, yet remaining victorious.

“You, therefore, must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” II Timothy 2:3 NKJV


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