Uprooting & Planting

 In Emily Cummins

Before stepping into 2020, I prayed, asking God for a ‘word’ to focus on for the year to come. Little did I know just how much I would need the word He imprinted on my heart: ROOTED. ?⁣

In months of upheaval, uncertainty & fresh perspective, ROOTED is the EXACT word I needed to lean into & grow in. Looking back, I am amazed, overwhelmed & so very thankful for the faithfulness of God—He sees so far beyond what I can see & has my very best planned… even when it’s difficult to see it just yet.⁣

This spot with coffee, my journal & Bible in hand has seen hours of:⁣

Uprooting…⁣
Negativity⁣
Insecurity⁣
Fear⁣
Anxiety⁣
Doubt⁣

And planting…⁣
The TRUTH of God’s Word⁣
His crazy love for me⁣
Confidence⁣
Fresh perspective ⁣
New dreams⁣
Hope⁣
Love⁣

Here, He is softening the soil of my heart & teaching me what it means to be ROOTED in Him… regardless of what life throws my way… regardless of what dreams don’t pan out… regardless of how I feel… regardless of what changes… regardless. ⁣

I am so far from “there” and have much uprooting & planting to do—but here, today, in this chair, I’m filled with deep gratitude for a Savior who loves me so much that He is interested in EVERY, LITTLE detail in my story… even down to knowing the exact word I needed to lean into in an uncertain time. ??⁣

Have you ever had an experience where looking back you see God’s fingerprints ALL OVER IT? I’d love to hear how God has & is showing Himself faithful in your becoming story. Leave a comment or DM me & let me know. I’m cheering you on big time, warrior friend! ????

Author: Emily B. Cummins

Emily Cummins is a University of Florida & College of Central Florida grad who is passionate about partnering with people to become who they were made to be. Emily is the Online Campus Pastor at Church of Hope in Ocala, Florida. She’s passionate about storytelling, good cups of coffee, and jamming to country music. And most importantly, she’s passionately pursuing becoming the woman God made her to be.
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