Weeding is therapeutic – in a strange way. Yanking out the unwanted, invasive intruders and seeing the weed pile grow brings a deep-down satisfaction. It feels good to see my beautiful flowers thrive again. Satisfied that every weed is gone, I’m often surprised to find them back again only a short time later. If the roots were completely pulled, it would have been easier– but there they are again.
The weeds are easy to spot. They have been there before—and, I left it there to grow. After all, some ‘weeds’ are pretty. Sometimes it is hard to pull the weeds. Not because they are tough, big, or hard to pull, but because they are pretty. And, if I were to admit to it, I like them. They are pleasing to my eye. In fact, I’ve been known to plant them and care for them. I love daisies and Black-eyed Susans. Though wild flowers, they are still weeds. If left alone, they eventually take over any space given to them; they keep multiplying and coming back strong. Their roots destroy whatever is around them. Even if they are pretty, the roots must be destroyed. Only one way to keep a clean garden: stay on top of the weeds. Get rid of them when small, when they are tender and easy to remove. Then your garden can flourish in beautiful blooms.
Isn’t the same true for the garden of our souls? It is easy to let the little weeds creep in. A little fib here, a minor discrepancy there – no problem. They won’t hurt us – or will they? Life’s destructive weeds can be attractive, appealing to the eye. We like them and ignore them. It may feel good, so we leave them alone, even though we know they may take over our lives. We begin to protect, water, and nourish them, and soon the roots are so deep, what began as a little thing begins to take over the good parts of life.
Is your garden doing well? Is it full of beauty, or has it been overcome by weeds, thorns, and briars? Have the good things been choked out by the cares of life? Do you feel as if there is nothing good left?
You can be rid of the destructive weeds in your life. There is a way to keep the garden of your soul clean. Allow the Master Gardener to remove the unwanted intruders. Only He knows how to eliminate the damning roots without damaging your soul. Let Him reign on you, and your life will bloom again.