Here’s a little botany lesson (of sorts). Trees are planted in soil. Strong, tall trees have roots that go deep into the soil. Their roots are an anchor. They enable them to continue to grow and flourish through the wind and rain. The nutrients the tree needs for growth are filtered through the soil and root system. Even if you cut such a tree down, because of the root system grounding the tree, it will sprout again.

Psalm 1:1-3 Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.

What grounds you? What is your reality check? What keeps your life in perspective? As you climb the ladder of success, the things that ground us become more and more important. If you don’t have anything grounding you, your roots will be shallow. Eventually your life will topple.

Whatever grounds you is an anchor. An anchor, that filters everything that will enable you to grow and go higher. In that sense, the things that ground you will give an overall flavour and dictate what really matters in life. And even if something devastating happens, you will flourish again because of the things that ground you.

Have a good think about what grounds you today. What foundations have you laid? Do you give enough attention to your groundings? If you want to prosper in all you do, make sure you are grounded to the right things.

Be amazing.

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Sarah Coleman is wife, mother of two boys, writer, pastor, teacher and friend. She loves Jesus with a passion and the feel of Australian sand beneath her toes.

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