The meaning of the word wildflower is a flower growing freely in the wild or a flower that has not been intentionally planted. We often may feel that we are like a wildflower in our lives, growing without being planted, thrown into a family that doesn’t understand us or a situation that we cannot navigate. If you feel this way, you are certainly not alone. Look at the life of Joseph. He grew up with loving parents but with brothers who hated him and were so jealous of him that they threw him in a pit to die (Genesis 37:22-24). I am sure through all that he felt like he was a wildflower, no one loved him, the only two people who did love him thought he was dead. So where would he go from there? God had a plan for him. God gave him dreams. He took him out of the pit and placed him into a position of royalty. We can look at our life and think ‘no one loves me, I don’t have a purpose in my life’ but the truth is that God placed you, he planted you and he does have a purpose for you. He placed a talent, a gift inside each one of us. He even placed the wildflowers where they are. He dressed them in beautiful colors. He did this for a plant.
It says in Luke 12:27-28: Consider the Lillie’s how they grow: they toil not, they spin not: and yet I say unto you that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothed the grass, which is today in the field and tomorrow is cast into the oven: how much more will he clothe you, oh ye of little faith?
He asks us why we stress, why do we worry? When he clothed the Lillie’s beautifully and they are only a flower. He says do not worry about anything, he loves us far more than that Lilly and will care for us much more than it. We must understand that God planted and placed everything he made just where and as it should be, including us. Especially us. We are his children. Do not look to the worlds meaning of a wildflower, look to God. Though the world might believe that a wildflower was not planted or seeded, I know God placed them there and that if he cares to place a wildflower where it grows and to make it so beautifully, then how much more is he going to care about where he places each and every one of us? He gives the flowers beauty. He gives us talents and gifts. He needs us to understand our worth in Him so that we can go forth confidently with joy and without fear or hesitation.
What do you think would have happened if Joseph didn’t believe that God had a plan for him? He probably would have died in that pit his brothers threw him into. But instead he trusted and got out of that dark place, held onto hope that God would work a way for him and was patient. Look where he ended up, a ruler over his brothers and everyone else in the land of Egypt (Genesis 41:39-41).
You were not placed by accident. You were placed by a God who loves you, knows you, gave you talent and gifts that only you have. Do not waste them by unbelief that you are unworthy. Stand up, praise God in whatever circumstance you may be facing, and see that you are worthy of what God has given to you. You are more meaningful to him than the Lillie’s and wildflowers and he will provide for you. Look to the Lillie’s and wildflowers for encouragement that you are precious, you are placed where you need to be, God will care for you. If you don’t know yet what that talent or gift is that God has placed inside of you, seek after it. Pray about it. Talk to God, The One who placed it inside of you and he will make it plain. He will help you to go where you are needed. To see your potential. He will help you to understand your worth. For you are worth far more than the Lillie’s.