A Bonsai tree is meant to be a big tree. It is put into smaller pots so that it’s growth is stunted to fit into a decorative pot … and look pretty.
In life its useless to be manipulated pretty. We are not to be like bonsais (or poodles?) where there’s a limit to growth. Rather we are to be strong and courageous like a big oak tree where the potential to grow is as big and majestic as it possibly can to provide food and shelter to many.
True growing accompanied by the development of inner character is a great way of live as there’s no greater pursuit that that towards personal holiness. So don’t go complacent but look to the potential you have in Him. Keep growing as God has placed no ceiling to it. Surely you’ll have a ball of a time doing it.