Bloom where you are planted :

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Bloom where you are planted quote :

The sentiment can be found in Scripture, but not the exact words: “bloom where you are planted.” The popular phrase means to be fruitful, make the best of life when it throws lemons at you, and do what’s right, even when it’s hard.

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Bloom Where You Are Planted” can mean various things depending on its usage.

  1. To be fruitful, blossom, become all you were created to be.
  2. Make the best of what you have when life throws lemons at you.
  3. Do what’s right, even when it’s hard.

Be Fruitful

Saint Francis de Sales (1567-1622), when he was the Bishop of Geneva is recorded as saying this:

“Truly charity has no limit; for the love of God has been poured into our hearts by His Spirit dwelling in each one of us, calling us to a life of devotion and inviting us to bloom in the garden where He has planted and directing us to radiate the beauty and spread the fragrance of His Providence

Bloom Where You Are Planted” Doesn’t Mean to Stay Stuck

Blooming where you are planted doesn’t mean you can’t improve yourself or must stay stuck in an awful place. Let me remind you of the line above, “if you can gain your freedom, do so” (vs. 21). The Bible is full of words encouraging us to grow and change.

There are times to bloom where we are planted, and times for us to be transplanted so we can bloom even better elsewhere. Just follow the Lord where he leads.


5 thoughts on “Bloom where you are planted :

  1. This phrase has always been one of my favorites. I always took it to mean “make the most of where you are.” It really hit home when I moved from NJ to Colorado. Back to PA, to FL and back to Scranton, PA again. I’m blooming and happy!

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  2. I have a blog post with that title. I take it to mean the same as the commenter above. Thanks so much for linking up at our party – #FaithAndWorshipChristianWeekend 10. Shared.

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  3. Hi Lisa, Ive painted this phrase on many different pieces of art. One of my favorites. Thanks for linking up with us at the #FaithAndWorshipChristianWeekend 10

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