What We Can Learn From a Sunflower

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I’ve noticed patches of sunflowers in the last few weeks, brightening fields alongside the highway and other parts of town as I drive during my day.  Have you?

It got me thinking.  Here are a few things we can learn from the sunflower:

  1. Bloom Where You Are Planted – Sunflowers seem to grow in the unlikeliest of places.  Do you find yourself in a situation that you or others do not see as ideal?  This could be a time to grow and bloom anyway.  Sometimes the risk to remain tight in a bud is greater than the risk it takes to bloom.
  2. Keep Your Face Toward the Sunshine And Shadows Will Fall Behind You – No matter what you’re facing, if you keep your eyes on the Sun ( the Son, Jesus Christ), the darkness will fall behind you.   “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” — John 1:5
  3. Even On The Darkest Days, You can Stand Tall & Find the Sunlight – Friend, when you can’t see light past the darkness, it’s there.  Stand tall and you will find the sunlight.

As you notice the sunflowers in your daily path, let it be a reminder to you that beautiful things grow in unlikely places, looking toward the sun makes the shadows fall behind you and that even on the darkest days, you can stand tall and find the sunlight.  If a sunflower can do it, so can we.


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