We started two different hostas early in the house and they were growing well. We had high hopes that they would thrive where we planted them. It appears however that we get more sun on the east side than we had imagined, and the hostas were not at all happy. Looking at them last night wilting and fading struck something in Rick and though he knows that transplanting can be shocking and often even deadly he dug them out and moved them to a new spot on the north side where we hang begonias and other shade loving flowers. When I took a walk about the house and checked on them this morning they already appeared to be healing.
This leaves me wondering how long some of us tolerate conditions or situations that are harming us simply because we fear that the process of change will be even worse. God didn't design us to merely exist, He desires us to prosper so that we may bear fruit for His glory. He loves us too much to allow us to stay stuck in the scorching sun if shade is what will help us grow. I pray that I become ever more sensitive to His voice as He tries to direct my every step.
"Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."" Isaiah 30:21