Beyond The Surface


Moso is a variety of the bamboo tree grown in China, popularly known as the Chinese Bamboo. After the Moso is planted, there is no visible growth on the surface for up to 5 years.

However, after five years, the Mosso suddenly begins to grow tall, at the rate of 2 ½ feet per day and in six weeks its height reaches 90 feet. This leaves us to wonder; why did it stay in the soil for up to 5 years before it starts growing tall physically?

This is because those five years, the plant was getting ready for the 6-weeks rapid growth. It spent the 5 years forming roots, strengthening them and making sure they get good depth and anchor in the soil to be able to accommodate the 90 feets height it was going to attain within six weeks.

Have you ever imagine planting a seed, watering it, fertilizing the soil, and the plant doesn’t seem to be growing tall?It’s like a promise you have been praying about and even going the extra mile by being careful not to backslide so that you can receive it and there’s no sign of it happening. That is your period of preparation. God in his infinite wisdom knows that if he does not prepare you for the promise, you will make a mess of it so He makes you wait, He goes beyond the surface to perfect you for the promise.

Are you asking God for a child? God is preparing you to become the best mother. Are you waiting for God to heal your disease? He’s preparing your body to attain total wholeness. Are you going through trying times in your marriage/relationship? God is making you a much better spouse. Are you asking him for a house, He is preparing you to become a landlord?

HEB 6:12(NLT):

Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God’s promises because of their faith and patience.


Waiting means that you are hoping for something to happen. Just keep watering your seed, keep nurturing it even when it doesn’t look like anything is happening. It’s a time of preparation. When your root is fully developed, Like the Chinese bamboo, God will lunch you out; 6 Weeks, 90 Feet.

Do not allow anybody or any situation make you lose focus on God. If you get confused at any point, go to God in prayer and he will direct you on what to do. His word is a guiding light to your path. You can never be ashamed waiting on God (Isaiah 49:23).

Everything will work together for your Good in Jesus Name, Amen.


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