Let the Roots Grow Deep

“They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

– Jeremiah 17:8

Yesterday, I examined the “Parable of the Weeds,” and Jesus showed us that it’s nearly impossible to tell the difference between wheat and weeds until the very end. As you’re growing, achieving your goals, and moving forward, the act of comparing your journey to others is of no benefit. Wheat isn’t concerned about weeds, and the “weeds” around us are concerned about outdoing the “wheat.” We know that the weeds that grow among us, the fakers and haters, detest God-given success. We know that the weeds mock us, and look down on us. Our fields can be filled with weeds that have shallow roots.

The wisdom I want to share with you is to just grow! As you continue to grow, your life will become more fulfilling. Make sure you allow your roots to go as deep as they can. If you could grow branches that reach for the sky, or roots that reach for the nutrients that lie in the soil, I encourage you to choose the roots. Strong roots make a better foundation. For your life to improve, you need to make a conscious effort to improve yourself. Continue to elevate your thoughts and advance your learning!

Friend, it is possible to gain more confidence! To live a bigger life, you must become a bigger person. It will not help you to blame others, our institutions, our parents, or competitors. It helps you when you look in the mirror and say, “I can improve, become better, have more love, and be more confident.” Choose to remain rooted in the Lord and continue to grow!


Father, show me how to remain rooted in you and continue to grow.


Would you like to be more confident? What efforts can you make in this area?

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