Hubby loves globe willows, so four years ago, we purchased and planted one in our yard. The sapling flourished, but it soon became evident that it had been mislabeled and was, in fact, a weeping golden willow. Hubby grumbled a bit at first, but he now he’s always commenting on how much the goldfinches and other tiny songbirds like to perch in the tree.
Have you been mislabeled? Is there a tag tied around your branches that says you’re a scrub pine, but deep in your heart, you know that you’re a ponderosa? Maybe everyone around you thinks you’re a mesquite, but you know you were born a maple. Well, take advice from our weeping golden willow and your Creator: be yourself, grow strong, and flourish!
“He will give beauty for ashes, joy instead of mourning, praise instead of despair. For the LORD has planted them like strong and graceful oaks for his own glory.” –ISAIAH 61:3