“You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.” Genesis 50:20 (NLT)
Infidelity survivors have a lot to fight and it can certainly feel like the cards are stacked against you, that you’re being buried alive or set on fire. Your seed, no matter how small, is so important. Size is not the focus so much as what can come from it. “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20 (NIV)
Trying to heal and move on after infidelity puts us through fire. It’s not fun or pleasant by any means. Fire has destructive powers. But fire can be and often times is the key to growth and rebirth.
“”Fire is the mechanism by which the forest is continually regenerated,” states Hall. Fires consume dead, decaying vegetation accumulating on the forest floor, thereby clearing the way for new growth. Some species, such as the jack pine, even rely on fire to spread their seeds. The jack pine produces “seratonous” (resin-filled) cones that are very durable. The cones remain dormant until a fire occurs and melts the resin. Then the cones pop open and the seeds fall or blow out” (read the full article here).
Be a seed. No matter how small the seed is, great things can come of it. The fire will pass and you will regrow and start anew.