We are constantly looking for success and the keys to unlocking our full potential in life. The image of a palm tree flourishing, as depicted in Psalms 92:12, provides a powerful metaphor for living a long and productive life. The palm tree stands tall, and continues to flourish, bearing fruit for decades. Without growth, there is no flourishing. Without planting, there is no growth. Proper planting and growth are the first steps toward flourishing like a palm tree. You must work with God to plant you in a strategic location for your growth and flourishing.
You cannot flourish like a palm tree unless you are properly planted. Psalms 1:3 says, “And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he does shall prosper.” Planting in a spiritual sense refers to your sense of destiny. A sense of pressing on towards the mark of the high call. Allowing God to lead you to your vocation in the fields of religion, business, economy, or governance. If you mix things up or miss it during the planting stage. It is difficult to find room to flourish.
As long as you are planted in the right place, you can begin to prosper in anything you do. Just like a palm tree, to live a productive life, you must first understand the process. Also, be prepared to put in the time and effort required to reach your full potential. The story of the story of Joseph in Genesis 37-50 is a great example for us today. Despite much obstacles, Joseph remained focused on his goals. He trusted the process. Through his hard work and perseverance, he rose to become a powerful and respected leader in Egypt. You can “flourish like a palm tree”, but commit to the process.