A Story of Hope and Purpose

Today, I will share a story of hope and purpose. I pray it encourages you.

The Sad, little wildflower

The spring rains fell upon the parched lands as the earth awoke from its winter slumber. Signs of regeneration popped up everywhere. A renewed sense of hope settled in as everyone looked towards a new season. Humans planted their tulip and daffodil bulbs so the gardens would pop with colors that drove away any remaining drabness of winter.

A Story of Hope and Purpose

Down the roadway, a small shoot of green poked its head through the soften dirt. The shoot stretched upward as far as she could. “I can’t wait to feel the sunshine on my leaves,” she said. “What kind of flower will I be? I hope my humans love me and display me in a crystal vase for all to see.”

Days went by as the little plant grew. One day, the little seedling noticed a hint of pink color form around its head. “I love pink,” she thought to herself. “Soon, I will be the envy of all the other flowers.” Footsteps echoed over the soil as the little plant stood as tall as possible.

“Another weed,” said the man. “I hope it does not choke out my beautiful tulips. Time to get rid of it.”

“A weed. I am not a weed,” cried the little flower. Tears ran down its tiny leaves. “Can’t he see that I am a delicate flower.” The man disappeared into the shed as the weed waited to see what her future held. Hours went by, but he did not return. The flower drooped its head as she heard rustling nearby.

“What’s the matter little one?” asked the calm voice.

“I just found out that I am a weed. My heart told me I was going to be a flower. I feel unwanted and unloved,” she answered.

“You are not a weed, you are a wildflower. I created you to be wild and free. Wildflowers are my gift for people to enjoy because I want to show them how much I love them,” he said.

Jesus Changes Everything

“Are you Jesus, the creator of the world?” Would you please make me into a red rose, so the people will love me. I know you can do it because you can do anything,” she said.

Jesus smiled at the wildflower. “You are who I made you to be. A wildflower would not be happy as a rose. Nor would a rose be satisfied as a wildflower. Envy of others for their gifts will not make you better, it will only make you bitter. How about I give you a name to make you feel loved, I will call you Pink Lady,” Jesus said. “You have a purpose that no one else can do. Be you, and you will find happiness. Remember, I love you just the way you are right now. I love all my creations. If you love me back, someday you can spend eternity with me in heaven.”

“I will try to be happy with how you made me,” Pink Lady said. She tried to smile and be thankful for all God had done for her. But, her heart was not in it. How could she, a wildflower but almost a weed, have a purpose.

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The Purpose

Days went by as Pink Lady tried her best to perk up. Then one morning she heard footsteps again. “I guess this will be the end for me,” she signed. “I guess I will never know my purpose.” She felt a hand grasp tightly around her leaves and yank upwards. The little flower’s heart sank. But, instead of being thrown aside, she heard a small giggle as she was carried into the house.

“Looking mommy, I picked you a pretty flower.” said a small voice.

“Oh, honey. It is beautiful. Thank you. I will put it in a vase in the window here so I can enjoy it,” said another voice.

The Pink lady felt the warmth of the sun through the sparkling vase as the water swirled around her. She smiled to herself as remember the words of Jesus. “I guess I really do have a purpose. I just needed to trust and believe,” she said. The little wildflower stood up taller in the vase as she whispered a prayer of thanksgiving.

He Give us Hope and Purpose

God created each of us with a purpose. He wants to give you a story of hope and purpose. Even when things are not going the way we planned, trust Him with your tomorrows. He loves you completely and eternally.

Blessings,

Yvonne – #blogger, #speaker, and #author

Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

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25 thoughts on “A Story of Hope and Purpose

  1. Nancy E. Head – United States – Writer and teacher Nancy E. Head was a single mother with five children under the age of 14 when she attended Penn State to earn a bachelor’s degree in English and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Her career took a journalistic turn from radio news to newspaper reporting, then education before she returned to the classroom to secure a master’s degree in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Currently an instructor at Penn State Altoona and Great Commission Schools, she also spent two summers teaching English in Asia. When not teaching or writing, she restores antique quilts, crafts projects for her grandchildren, and helps her husband lead a small group at their church devoted to ministering to the needy in their community.
    nancyehead

    I love this story!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Nancy. Trying something different. God bless

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks, I appreciate it. God bless

  2. Lisa Q – USA Midwest – I am a Christian Apologist, tying the reasons for why the Christian faith is true to sharing the faith with those seeking the Truth. I have a strong desire to finish this life strong for the sake of the Gospel. Why? Because it's true.
    Lisa Quintana

    Good for you – stepping out into a different writing style! I can see this being a great story to help children accept themselves and how God made them.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      That was my thought too. Great minds,

      1. Ava James – An indie author and lifestyle blogger. Words burst out at the most inappropriate times. Passion filled letters, impatiently exploding onto the page or screen when I'm consumed with something else. Besides life would be dull and boring if writing was straightforward. When away from her writing she works full time as a medico-legal professional. In her spare time she enjoys an adventure from the outdoors to dancing and anything sporty.
        ava11james

        God created each of us with a purpose. He wants to give you a story of hope and purpose. Even when things are not going the way we planned, trust Him with your tomorrows. He loves you completely and eternally.

        This is beautiful Yvonne. Showing us how important our purpose is to God!

  3. Ava James – An indie author and lifestyle blogger. Words burst out at the most inappropriate times. Passion filled letters, impatiently exploding onto the page or screen when I'm consumed with something else. Besides life would be dull and boring if writing was straightforward. When away from her writing she works full time as a medico-legal professional. In her spare time she enjoys an adventure from the outdoors to dancing and anything sporty.
    ava11james

    God created each of us with a purpose. He wants to give you a story of hope and purpose. Even when things are not going the way we planned, trust Him with your tomorrows. He loves you completely and eternally.

    This is beautiful Yvonne. Showing us how important our purpose is to God!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Ava. I appreciate your comments. God bless

  4. I love that story. Beautiful and very meaningful for us. Interesting that dandelions are considered weeds by most of us, but my grandmother used to pick them and use parts of them to make a tea to remove excess water from her body, like a diuretic. Just like the weeds/wildflowers, we all have purpose if we trust God to work in us.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Anneliese. The story just kept rambling around in my head so thought I was meant to write it. God bless

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Pam. God does not make mistakes and loves us all the same. God bless

  5. Melissa McLaughlin – From an early age, the beauty of nature and love of family pointed me to One who is greater, the Creator and Lover of my soul, Jesus. My writing is inspired by His Word and His Spirit. During the most desperate times of my life, I learned to use scripture prayers to be my voice when I had no voice. To find out more about my passionate prayer journey, check out my book "In Dark of Times When Words Fail, Voice of Jesus Pray for Me." Follow along and join me in this journey of loving Jesus!
    Melissa McLaughlin

    Such a beautiful story, Yvonne! God has made us in His image and we are precious in His sight. Always. What a beautiful message!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Melissa. It was a fun story to write. God makes each of us a beautiful message when we share His words. God bless

  6. I love this story of the wildflower, Yvonne! It’s so touching, and the sentiments Pink Lady experienced often belong to us. We think our future looks hopeless or it’s not what we hoped for. Thankful we can trust the Lord with our todays and our tomorrows.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Amen Karen. I love wildflowers and the way God provides beauty for us. And, if He is willing to do that we can certainly trust Him with all our tomorrows. God bless

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thank you Emily. Great prayer and one we all need to use. God bless

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Beth. God gives wisdom. God bless

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Amen Jessica. We need to look for the beauty in each other too. God w

  7. What a beautiful story. I remember when I was a child and I picked a dandelion for someone only to be told it was just a weed. This was moving in how you correlated that to how we feel. Love.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      I think sometimes a simple story can convey an important message. God loves us, always and He made us for His unique message to the world. Thanks Stephanie and God bless

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