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“Without deep roots, even the lightest winds of adversity can blow us over.”
In order for trees to grow, they must have deep roots in good soil. What we see happening above ground is largely indicative of roots that have procured nourishment from rich soil and sustained the tree in a way that promotes healthy expansion. The stability of the tree is also directly correlated with the depth of its roots. A tree with shallow roots is less likely to withstand the assault of a storm as opposed to one deeply rooted in the soil. We find this same principle at work in our lives. If we are to victoriously navigate the various seasons of our lives it requires that we be firmly rooted in Jesus Christ.
“Change your perception of things and you will change your reality.”
Victory or defeat is determined not so much by what happens to us as much as how we perceive what is happening to us. The way we process and perceive the context of our lives largely informs whether we navigate it from a place of victory or misery. Perception is key.
When considering the impact that a wrongful jail sentence could have on the life of a person, it would be easy to regard the injustice of the faulty verdict. One could rightly bemoan the systemic miscarriage of justice that would allow such a conviction and look through the limiting lenses of restricted freedom and limited interactions. The Apostle Paul, however, actively demonstrated throughout his life the power that comes when one refuses to be defined by what is happening to them but adjusts their perception to align with the purposes of God being made manifest.