Colossians 2:7, “Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him .Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.”
Great things take time. It sounds simple enough and something you’ve most likely heard before, but practically speaking, this has become a foreign concept to our society today. Who has time anymore to wait on anything? We have DVR to save time from watching commercials, Uber drivers save us the time we’d spend waiting on taxi drivers and purchasing anything you could ever want can be done by the click of a mouse in an instant. Perhaps it’s the “entitlement” attitude that my generation has become known for or maybe it’s due to the advancement in business and technology. Either way, we have lost the art of waiting. But it is during that time that we are waiting that development happens. Development is necessary for growth. Take my desktop succulent plant, for instance. When I received the plant, it was weeks before I even saw the plant break through the soil and even several more weeks until it started to grow large (well relatively speaking) and strong. Had it not spent that time developing roots in the soil, it would never have been able to grow into the strong plant that graces my desk today. Our lives are just like that succulent. We need that time beneath the soil to develop our character, to grow deep roots and to build a strong foundation for our lives. No matter what life brings you, you will be able to endure because you have deep roots keeping you grounded. Grounded in your character, grounded in your faith, and grounded for life. Great things take time.
Haley Veturis is the Social Media Manager for Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. A a natural-born connector, she is passionate about helping leaders embrace social media as a main communication platform that connects the brand to the consumer. She recently Co-Founded Social Ecclesia, where Haley teaches hundreds of church leaders the importance of digital presence in the church. She and her sister, Rochelle Veturis-Coles, Co-Founded The OC Social Media Summit and continue to thrive as social influencers in Orange County. In her spare time, Haley enjoys staying active with CrossFit, consuming delicious coffee and speaking at conferences across the country & around the world… thanks to the inter-webs. You can find and follow her on twitter @HaleyVeturis