The Birth of The Rose

Roses are one of the most popular flowers there are. Roses are flowers that need rich, fertile soil to grow and tend to need more water than most other flowers. Consistent pruning is necessary for the flowers to bloom properly. Pruning allows for greater circulation as well as more growth. They are such a beautiful flower, but you have to be careful because the stems contain thorns that can easily prick you.

Song of Solomon 2:1-2 says, “I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.

This is where I came up with the name Rose of Sharon. Not only that, but my mother’s name is Sharon as well. I thought the name fit me and my personality. In many ways, I am like that rose growing in the valley, trying to thrive and find my place in this world. I had desired to start a blog for so long and just never did. I felt my time was now. All of that growing and pruning has finally brought me to this point and this place where I can finally bloom.

The Birth of the Rose is not just about the birth of this blog, but also the birth of me. After going through a very turbulent divorce, I found myself feeling buried. Buried under the rubble of shame, guilt, defeat, and insecurity. I was unable to eat, barely able to think, and couldn’t quite figure out what was going to be next for me. For most of 2017 I felt as if I was walking in a dark tunnel unable to see my way through. I felt like the woman with the issue of blood who touched the hem of Jesus’ garment, but instead of Him stopping and turning around, I felt like Jesus had ignored me and kept walking. It was like I was crying out for help but couldn’t be heard.

Looking back on it now, I realize He was there with me every step of the way. I was not in that dark tunnel alone- He was holding my hand and leading me out. Little by little I could see the light again. I was finally coming out of the rubble.

Jeremiah 31:3-4, says “The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn thee. Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.”

It was almost as if everything around me had to be destroyed so that God could rebuild me again. I started realizing the gifts on the inside of me. It was like a greater measure of creativity had hit me. The desire for entrepreneurship grew and I just started writing. Everything that I had been wanting to do for years was finally coming into fruition. I had finally been pruned so that I could breathe again and grow.

Pruning is not fun at all. Being cut is painful, but through the pain comes purpose. I am finally walking in mine. I want to encourage you that no matter where you find yourself at today, you have a purpose. Don’t allow the pain to keep you buried, but allow it to give you a greater measure of strength, clarity and vision for your life.

Live Again. Love Again. Breathe Again.

 

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  1. Anissa Harris
    March 19, 2018 / 1:12 pm

    I’m so excited for you and what God is going to reveal to you!

    • RoseofSharon
      Author
      March 19, 2018 / 1:13 pm

      Thank you so much TT Anissa!

  2. Ashley McCullum
    March 19, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    Amen!

  3. Chelsey Cheatham
    March 19, 2018 / 1:28 pm

    Jaymi,

    I have always admired you. Keep going. Keep pressing. There’s greater up ahead.

    -Chelsey

  4. Lisa d Coleman
    March 19, 2018 / 1:30 pm

    Words can not express what i feel at this time! I’m so honored to know you and be apart of such Powerful WOG life! Keep pressing the greatest is yet to come for you! Love you Prophet Jaymi!

  5. Racquel
    March 19, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    Beautifully written!! Keep pushing to the light!

  6. Danielle
    March 19, 2018 / 1:45 pm

    It looks so great sis , I’m so excited about your future !

  7. Narda
    March 19, 2018 / 1:54 pm

    This Beautiful my Child I see a great future ahead the Angels are all around you right now

  8. Shonte Brown
    March 19, 2018 / 2:41 pm

    Yassss!!! I love it. I know without a shadow of a doubt that this is the beginning of something so very Awesome for you. I am so very proud of you and remember no matter what to keep moving forward.

  9. Andrea
    March 19, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    Loving this blog already! I literally can’t wait for more 🔥

  10. Nadia Marie Thompson
    March 19, 2018 / 3:56 pm

    I am so so proud of you! I’m loving the way you are loving life and moving forward! Keep it up hun! Let Him use you and please continue to be light to the world! Blessings!!!

    • RoseofSharon
      Author
      March 27, 2018 / 8:12 pm

      I appreciate it!!!

  11. Cassondra Davis
    March 19, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    I am proud of you sister friend! This journey has to be one of your greatest testimonies and I’m here for it!! I pray many blessing and prosperity to you, your new blog and the many adventures that are still to come. You’re such a beautiful aspiration, love you always!

    • RoseofSharon
      Author
      March 27, 2018 / 8:12 pm

      Thank you friend!!!

  12. Kierra Watts
    March 19, 2018 / 4:33 pm

    Awesome. I also started a blog and it’s just been dormant for quite some time. I too had the somewhat of the same concept of the rose. I’m excited for you and all that is going to be birthday thru u. 😍😍

    • RoseofSharon
      Author
      March 27, 2018 / 8:12 pm

      Awww thank you!!! I appreciate it!

  13. Dee Borders
    March 19, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    Well said young lady! Praise God you were obedient and allowing God to work throuh you. We all have purpose in life🙏.
    I pray all goes well on your journey. I’m sure you will touch many lives. Be blessed and wish you nothing but success in your new chapter😇

    • RoseofSharon
      Author
      March 27, 2018 / 8:11 pm

      Thank you so much for the encouragement!

  14. Latecia Clay
    March 19, 2018 / 8:00 pm

    I have been there and had those same feelings. Our God is an awesome God! He will bring you through won’t he! So very proud of you and loving the strong woman that you are! During trials, know that he is always there, through the good and the bad #StayPrayerful #ContinueToPraiseHim #LetYourLightShine

    • RoseofSharon
      Author
      March 27, 2018 / 8:11 pm

      Amen!!! Thank you!!! I definitely will keep letting my light shine.

  15. Grace P.
    March 20, 2018 / 12:43 am

    Reading this blog is like breathing fresh air. Sometimes we don’t understand the “why” of our circumstances but then God says “why not” it’s all for purpose and I’m so excited to see the birth of this blog!!!! I can’t wait to read more!!!!

    • RoseofSharon
      Author
      March 27, 2018 / 8:10 pm

      Praise God! Thank you for the encouragement!

  16. Jenay Davis
    March 20, 2018 / 1:15 am

    Your blog is amazing and you know I’ll stand by you in whatever you do! I see god has you on a direct path to your future destination

    • RoseofSharon
      Author
      March 27, 2018 / 8:10 pm

      Thank you sister!

  17. Jana Barrington
    March 20, 2018 / 2:35 am

    I love it! Looking beautiful!

    • RoseofSharon
      Author
      March 27, 2018 / 8:09 pm

      Thank you!

  18. Linda
    March 20, 2018 / 5:39 am

    This is such an amazing and powerful new start. I thank God for you and that word just brought tears to my eyes. You be encouraged and keep doing what God has called you to do. You are a mighty and precious Woman of God!!!

    • RoseofSharon
      Author
      March 27, 2018 / 8:09 pm

      Thank you so much!

  19. March 22, 2018 / 6:44 pm

    This is amazing Jaymi! I’m so proud of you! Growth is never easy, but it’s so worth it!!! Keep up the good work! I can’t wait to see what God is about to do through you!

    • RoseofSharon
      Author
      March 27, 2018 / 8:07 pm

      Thank you girl! I appreciate the support!

  20. Darian Lovelace
    March 24, 2018 / 5:41 pm

    Very inspiring Jaymi! I’m very excited for you!

  21. Monkia
    March 27, 2018 / 12:17 am

    I love this JBird! I see your wings getting bigger and I cannot wait to see them take you higher! I love you to the moon and back! I’m always gonna have your back!

    • RoseofSharon
      Author
      March 27, 2018 / 8:07 pm

      Thank you auntie! I love you!!!!

  22. March 29, 2018 / 3:48 am

    I must say that this truly blessed me. This isn’t just talking to the women… I’m a man and hurt is hurt… as well as rebirth looks the same across the board. It wasn’t until i got pass the hurt and broken that came from the very thing i thought was supposed to last, that God opened crazy doors and revealed the pain and the journey was all his plan… i trust Him now more than I ever have.

    Truly inspiring… not sure if I’m the first man to follow, but I’m hooked. Great job with the blog! Keep moving forward!

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