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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.