[flur-ish, fluhr-] 
Fourish means to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way. It means to thrive, to be in be excellence, influence, to prosper and be successful. It also means to grow, or thrive in growth, as a plant.
Flourishing in life is a good thing, however, the more concerned we are about our own fulfillment, the less fulfilled we will be.
God wants us to flourish but our flourishing is not about us—it’s about Him and His plan. He wants us to grow and flourish so we can help others grow and flourish. He wants us to encourage others so we can be an encouraging friend. He wants books to be written, songs to be sang, people to be helped.
When we fail to be all he wants us to be, others will miss out on so much that we could have offered. What can you do today to flourish in life and bless others?