Friday, 26 February 2016

LESSON OF THE WEEK: Let go and trust God

A new minister was walking with an older, more seasoned minister in the garden one day.

Feeling a bit insecure about what God had for him to do, he was asking the older preacher for some advice.

The older preacher walked up to a rosebush and handed the young preacher a rosebud and told him to  open it without tearing off any of the petals.

The young 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.

But, because of his great respect for the older preacher, he proceeded to try to unfold the rose, while keeping every petal intact. It wasn't long before he realized how impossible this was to do.

Noticing 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.

The secret of unfolding flowers

Is not known to such as I.

GOD opens this flower so easily,

But in my hands they die.
If I cannot unfold a rosebud,

This flower of God's design,

Then how can I have the wisdom

To unfold this life of mine?

So, I'll trust in God for leading

Each moment of my day.
I will look to God for guidance

In each step along the way.

The path that lies before me,
Only my Lord and Savior knows.

I'll trust God to unfold the moments,

Just as He unfolds the rose.

Author unknown. 


  1. This is such a beautiful read, Gloria. Sometimes we are in a hurry to know what lies ahead of us. God help me to trust you with my life, honouring you every step along the way. May I not try to open the petals of my life on my own.
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  2. Great lesson to be learnt from this write-up. Patience is all we need as we journey along the way. May God help us all - Amen

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  3. I love this post.. Thanks ma'am..
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  4. i will keeep on trusting God in my situation

  5. We all need to trust in God for he never fails

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  6. That is what it takes to be a believing worshiper. You believe and trust Him in such a way that ordinary person could not imagined.

  7. Thank you for sharing, sweetie. It's quite inspiring.

    Happy weekend. :)

  8. This poem hit home for me in a huge way. Thank you for sharing, Gloria.

    P.S. First time on your blog :) I found it through Amakamedia's.

    1. Awwwwh darling you are welcome on board. I need more of your visit Ify. Hugs


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