Not dead. Just dormant.
MORNING THOUGHTS ☕️: I’ve had several friends re-mind me lately of some of the “gifts” I’ve been given that I am possibly not utilizing to the fullest. Yesterday, in a convo I said:
“Listen…they aren’t dead, just dormant.”
You know I had to them go look up and study the word dormant.
Dormant: lying asleep; in a state of REST or inactivity.
There’s a big difference between dead (gone) and dormant (at rest). Many seeds actually need to be in dormancy in order to germinate. The seeds are still very much alive. They are simply in another state (or season). Dormancy is preparation time for them.
Dormancy is preparation time for us, too. We may not even understand all that’s happening. We may not understand that inactivity has a place and purpose. We may long for activity and more growth and flourishing.
If we thwart the dormancy process and emerge too soon, then we forfeit the fullness of what the dormancy period was trying to yield in the first place.
Bottom line. Know your season. Honor your process. Be okay with where you are and don’t rush it.
So good Dianna! What a perfect example!!
I’ve been working on some grout in my shower. There were a couple of places, where the grout repair was deeper, that were taking longer to cure. I panicked a couple of times and regrouted them, thinking I did something wrong. It turns out they just needed more time and I just needed more patience.
It got me thinking about wounds and healing. Surface scratches heal quickly but those deep wounds take longer. Sure, you can put salve and bandages on them, but what they really need is time and patience. It takes as long as it takes. And you can’t rush it.