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 – Psalms 1:3.
This scripture likens a person to a tree, a tree planted. If we can think about this carefully, trees don’t decide where they want to be planted, but the person planting the tree is usually someone who knows where the best place is for the tree to be planted. As Christians we should become like trees, we should allow God, who knows the best place for us to be planted, to plant us.
A lot of Christians today plant and uproot themselves as they please looking for prosperity and whatever other things that they may want from God. This is a sign of deep-rooted pride and the word of God tells us that God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble (James 4:6). Meaning God Himself is resisting us and our requests when we are church hopping looking for our own carnal desires.
Another thing is, a tree when planted does not grow overnight, but grows when it’s rooted and when the season for that tree has come, and it surely will bear fruit. Let us allow God to plant us and trust Him that at the right time we will bear fruit! Jesus tells us in John 15:5 that He is the vine and we are the branches, we don’t labour to bear fruit, all we need to do is to abide in Him and be planted by the rivers of water and at the appointed time, we will bear fruit.
Trees don’t decide where they want to be planted, but the person planting the tree is usually someone who knows where the best place is for the tree to be planted