Have you taken a good hard look at an acorn? They actually quite small aren’t they? I mean it’s a good size meal for a squirrel I guess but even those furry guys can handle a couple at a time.
In fact, my dog likes to knock them around at the park as if they were some sort of naturally occurring super ball. Yup, they bounce pretty good, but they roll really fast so that’s exciting. It’s cute when he tosses them up in the air and catches them.
Now look up and around…you see that big tree they came from? Take a moment to really let it sink in that this little acorn has all the potential in the world to grow to those heights. Really kind of amazing isn’t it?
This is what your faith in yourself can be like.
For those of us who’ve been hurt, rejected and broken our faith in who we are can seem shattered and non-existent. But it’s not. It’s in every one of us; it might feel hidden or in hibernation but it’s there.
Kind of like the potential for amazing things is hidden inside that little acorn. Nurture that acorn just a little and it will burst forth with all the determination you could imagine to grow and thrive into a giant, towering oak. This little acorn doesn’t even recognize its final goal, it just knows the next step is to take the chance and break through the shell it’s been protected by for so long.
You can do that too. Look, a little faith in your hidden acorns; your faith in your own gifts and potential, can go a long way to starting to allow yourself to grow and thrive. To peek through that crack in your shell to see that the sun is shining.
But like acorns these little nuggets of faith need to be nurtured. They need to be brought out into the light, allowed to feel the rain and grow some roots. And just like the acorn, this is a fragile process at first. One that need gentleness, care and time. You need to stretch and reach for the sun.
We have all the potential to thrive and grow into something even more amazing than we are today. And like the acorn it takes persistence!
Find your little acorn of faith. What can you do today to nurture it? What little ways can you begin to starting to grow your own potential? Little steps, small goals can add up to be quite an amazing thing don’t you agree?