Be A Sunflower

by Chanté Classen

Heelllooo lovely humans!!

Ssooo, firstly, I do apologise for going MIA… my fellow SisterGirl (i.e. SG… i.e. Sister – Chanell lol) and I got really busy at varsity and failed to prioritise our lives accordingly where our blog is concerned. It’s BEEN a hot minute, but we’ll try to make this minute last.

For the longest of time now I’ve been trying to write something that will ‘be lit’ for a ‘come-back’ post but then I realised that the best way to do it is to BE REAL and use real-life situations!

I was going to title it, ‘The Come-back’ but then decided against it, because, let’s be real, it’s a bit lame for a come-back post. Therefore I decided to name it something a little more captivating… or… at least, I tried to. 😊

A little side note: All of a sudden, I’ve developed a new-found love for flowers. I’ve always loved the sun. So, interestingly enough, my attention was brought to a Sunflower. But this is how…One day not too long ago, Nate took me for breakfast. While eating and chatting he looked into my eyes (how romantic, right? lol) and said, “your eyes are like a sunflower”… and I was like, “Shakespeare, whaaaat??” (thinking, ‘is this boy okay??). But then he explained it to me and apparently I have little specs of yellow in my eyes and they look like I’ve a sunflower in each eye. Then we starting thinking about a sunflower and done some research. And then I was like, “That’s so cute! But it should be a post!”.

So here are some of the facts of why I think we, as sistergirls, should be Sunflowers (we don’t all have to have eyes like sunflowers, but we can have the characteristics of them):

1. Sunflowers are the only flowers with ‘flower’ in its name

So if you’re a flower-girl makes sure he doesn’t just buy you flowers, but buys you Sunflowers (and chocolate) next time 😉

2. The oil of a sunflower is rich in minerals such as calcium and iron.

As a SisterGirl, be known for the oil you carry. The anointing of the Holy Spirit is rich in its oils and minerals. So be filled with the Holy Spirit that its anointing oil will  attract and draw many to you.

3. Sunflowers follow the movement of the sun throughout the day

During the day, a sunflower’s head is directed toward the sun to illustrate its focus. One thing we can learn from the Sunflower is that its focus remains on its source, from sunrise to sunset. A Sunflower demonstrates communion and relationship with its source. Many a time, we say that we have a relationship and communion with our source (God), but often times our focus is never on Him. Let us learn from the Sunflower and daily be focused on our Source.

4. The head of a sunflower is made up of 1000-2000 individual flowers joined at the base.

I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. – 1 Corinthians 1:10.

As a SisterGirl, we should be those 1000-2000 individual flowers, united as one. We ought to be a people joined and united to make one big, beautiful collaboration. In this day and age, there are too many females who are separated, dispersed and fighting for their own success. Always remember that teamwork makes the dream work!

So if you are still not convinced about the sunflower, then consider the following thought. Many a time, we strive to be or consider ourselves to be the ‘rose among the thorns’ (although it’s often times considered among genders) but have we actually taken time to appraise what that picture looks like? When you class yourself as the ‘rose among the thorns’, you are subtly and unintentionally placing yourself above others, making them appear to be inferior to you. Not just in ‘looks’ but it could be in success, personality and just in your demeanor. However, when you class yourself as a sunflower, you understand that it’s not just about you and you do not exalt yourself in any way but you understand that you are not just one but an army, in unity, making one beautiful picture – a Sunflower!

Go out there and Be A Sunflower! 🙂

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