The process can be surprising. Sometimes something beautiful emerges from unattended waste materials.
One of my friends is a master gardener who creates seasonal displays at her place of business. What she does as her occupation is unrelated to gardening, yet she brings beauty to her office space using her green-thumb gift.
One fall there were several picture-perfect mini pumpkins on her desk. They were unique and the kind that you would pay extra money for at a pumpkin patch or farmers’ market. I love anything miniature and commented on them. She replied that they had just sprung up out of her compost pile. They were a fun surprise and gift just for her.
What surprise gifts do you see springing from the compost of your heart? What longings are in there sprouting and trying to burst forth? What can you rescue and nurture and grow that has been lying dormant or been pushed aside unnoticed?
Take some time and space this weekend to allow yourself to be surprised by a special gift buried deep inside of your heart just waiting to be set free! Create beauty by discovering even more about who God designed YOU to be.