How do you feel about weeds? Personally, I don’t like them. See, we had a garden – my first real garden ever – and it did super well. Sure, we made some mistakes that we vow never to do again — like, who knew squash plants grew so big? All in all, though, it was a great experience.
Then, we tried to plant more. Guess what happened? That’s right – weeds happened. It’s funny — I had planted daisies. 🌼 They kept growing and growing, but, uh… never bloomed. I wondered, just how tall do these plants get before they bloom? Just because, I decided to send a pic of it to my friend who knows all about this stuff. She gave me the news I didn’t want to hear. It wasn’t a daisy plant at all. Instead? It was a weed. A 4ft+ tall weed. That I had nurtured, mind you.
My daisies never did grow. They were completely overtaken by the weeds that I thought were flowering plants, but weren’t. 🤨
Now, all the weeds are back. And they seem to be growing everywhere – with a vengeance. We have had to have the lawn treated as some type of weed was growing through it and trying to take over the grass. Our flowerbeds keep getting infested. And the garden has never been the same.
It’s safe to say that the weeds bother me. I think of them daily. And I just want to, well, strangle them. I want to figure out how to get it all under control once and for all — and get back to growing the good stuff. It will feel so good once we do.
Do you know what popped into my head? I began imagining how the weeds compare to life. You know, how we get filled up with so many useless things — things we may want, but don’t need. These things end up choking out all the good stuff. And we can’t seem to keep our grip where it needs to be in life as these weeds take over, suffocating us.
And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.1 John 2:17 (NLT)
Just like I said I want to get rid of the weeds once and for all in the garden — we need to get rid of the weeds in our life, too. We need to take a moment to recognize what is helping us to shine and what is snuffing out our light. Then, we need to ditch the latter.
Imagine how good it will feel. Imagine how easy it will be to breathe again.
Until next time… ❤❤