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The Lotus.||

“Just like the lotus we too have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness and radiate into the world.” -Unknown

If you have never heard this quote man, am I glad that you heard it from me. The first time I have ever heard this quote was from a famous You Tuber Michelle Phan known for her makeup tutorials and what not.

You see not many of us know exactly what the lotus flower is, but I know for sure that you’ve probably see a lily pad before and you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Have you ever taken the time to look at the flower that is usually near the lily pad? Well that my friend is a lotus flower.

I know most of you guys are probably like “Carolynn, what are you getting at?” and then  I have to reply “Hold, your horses junior I’m just getting started.”

Anyways back to the flower. The flower itself is a delicate flower that has many layered petals, all they way down to the center of the bud itself. They are often found in ponds and creeks and most photos of the flowers contain lily pads as well.

While the flower is delicate and intricate as well, it is pretty amazing. The flower is under the dark murky pond or creek water and then it pushes it self up out of the mud and shows it’s true beauty above the surface.

Now you guys can finally breathe, I’m getting to my point.

I wanted to sit here today and inspire each and every one of you guys. I wanted to get each of you to think about something on a much more deeper level. I’m sure you guys already have an idea on where I’m going to go with this, but think even deeper than that.

We all go through rough times in our lives, no matter how big or how small we go through them each and every day but sometimes we get sucked down into a bottomless abyss. In this abyss we start to feel suffocated by all the issues being thrown at us. It seems to swallow you up with no intention of letting you go.

You see nothing, you feel nothing, and you begin to give up on God but you have to realize this; God has the power to bring you out out of any darkness that is holding you back from his plan in your life. He has the power to relieve all of the stress that makes you feel suffocated on a daily basis, he has the power to bring you peace.

You are like the lotus in the darkness of the murky water, stuck in the mud feeling suffocated during the rough times.

Here’s something you probably never thought about, once you go to God with your problems by praying, reading his word and constantly talking to Him about it. You can become just like the lotus and have the strength and power to rise up out of the suffocating mud and darkness and be able to breathe on top of the water.

The lotus is gorgeous especially among to dirty water of a pond. The water is just like this world; dark and almost hopeless but once you know Christ and when you go to Him in your dark times you become like the lotus.

Against the darkness of this world you are the most beautiful thing it. You can show people that you may be delicate but because of  your Heavenly Father; you have the strength to rise up out of the darkness and radiate into the world.

Be like the lotus.

Delicate but strong.

He has the power.

||Wake, Pray, Slay||

-Carolynn Bright

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