It is only a tiny rosebud
A flower of God's design
But I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine
The secret of unfolding flowers
Is not known to such as I
GOD opens this flower so easily
But in my hands they die
If I cannot unfold a rosebud
This flower of God's design
Then how can I have the wisdom
To unfold this life of mine
So I'll trust in God for leading
Each moment of my day
I will look to God for guidance
In each step along the way
The path that lies before me
Only my Lord and Savoir knows
I'll trust God to unfold the moments
Just as He unfolds the rose.
What a great lesson for you and me. If I were to give you a rosebud and ask you to open it without tearing off any petals, could you do it? It is an impossible task. But the importance in knowing that we cannot possibly open a rosebud by our own human effort, helps us to understand the will of God for us. What I learned was to WAIT on God and watch HIS power develop in our lives.
Question: Are you trying to open the rosebud of life by your own efforts? What have you learned from this illustration?