He shall be like a tree, planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither, and whatever he does shall prosper.
This word struck a cord with me because according to the Dictionary, planted is a verb that means "To place or set (seeds, for example) in the ground to grow." That is a very intentional act. If you are the "blessed man" that is being talked about in this first chapter of Psalms, and you can deduct if you think you fall into this category by reading the first two verses, you have been intentionally placed in the spot you are in right now by God to serve a specific purpose. This should be very encouraging! Sometimes we go through trials that are not of our own doing, but we can always know that there is absolutely a specific purpose behind it! That is pretty awesome to know!
Now, what sometimes happens is we don't like where God plants us, so we uproot ourselves and move to where we think we should be. Been there, done that, and hope to not do it again because it never works out. We need to bloom where we've been planted!
So as we go through our week this week, let's take a look in the mirror to see if we are living a life God can bless. If we are, then praise God for where He has planted you.