minister was walking with an older, more seasoned minister in the
garden one day.
bit insecure about what God had for him to do, he was asking the older preacher
for some advice.
preacher walked up to a rosebush and handed the young preacher a
rosebud and told him to open it without tearing off any petals.
preacher looked in disbelief at the older preacher and was trying to
figure out what a
rosebud could possibly have to do with his wanting to know the will
of God for his life and ministry.
of his great respect for the older preacher, he proceeded to try to
unfold the rose,
while keeping every petal intact.
long before he realized how impossible this was to do.
the younger preacher's inability to unfold the rosebud without
tearing it the older preacher began to recite the following poem...
"It is only
a tiny rosebud,
A flower of God's design;
But I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine."
of unfolding flowers
Is not known to such as I.
GOD opens this flower so easily,
But in my hands they die."
cannot unfold a rosebud,
This flower of God's design,
Then how can I have the wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?"
trust in God for leading
Each moment of my day.
I will look to God for guidance
In each step along the way."
that lies before me,
Only my Lord and Savior knows.
I'll trust God to unfold the moments,
Just as He unfolds the rose."
Please share this poem with a friend if you enjoyed being reminded
to let go.... and let God unfold your life.
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