The other day I noticed a few of my potted plants were not doing that well. They were getting plenty of water but continued to lose their bright, healthy appearance.
I had a hunch what the problem was. Root bound. Although these particular plants had not been in the pot very long, this particular variety had very fast growing roots.
The pot was simply too small for this plants desire to grow bigger, stronger... " to take more land".
The pot was a barrier for bigger and better things.
So often we allow our fears and perceptions to literally create a barrier that keeps us from accomplishing more. From taking more land. From doing the things that God has actually called us to do.
I not only got rid of the pot, I found the perfect place for it to blossom and grow in my flower bed. Now the skies the limit! Grow roots, grow!
Take the land and do all that you were meant to do.
We should too!
(1 Corinthians 4:10)
Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory!