One of the things about having a vegetable garden and several flower beds, was the importance of making sure the weeds were cleaned out often; If they weren’t, the weeds would rob the plants and flowers of nutrients and eventually overcome the plants.
Between vacation, a very hot summer, and being busy, the weeds had taken up some of the flower beds.
It took some time, but eventually I was able to clean out all but one of the beds, that would need more attention later in the week, but isn’t it like that in areas of our lives?
Maybe its how we view on things, or the people we need to draw a healthy boundary that we allow invade our lives, or just simply how we approach things in our lives….No matter what it is….
We can’t allow weeds to grow in our lives and obscure the beauty and the blessings that God strives to bless us with each day.
I was thinking about this as I find myself digging through the flowers, looking for the weeds and pulling out the ones that I could find, particularly those hidden among the flowers….
Sometimes, it’s easy to let things in our lives, maybe intentionally or unintentionally that can get us distracted from where we are suppose to be going and instead of taking the time to set our priorities and clean out the weeds that maybe growing and blocking our view of life….we let things fester…grow…get out of control.
But more than anything…the weeds we let in our lives, can keep us from seeing the good things that we are blessed with in our lives.
Big or small.
It took some time, but I finally got most of the weeds cleaned out.
I will have to come back out, maybe tomorrow evening or maybe during the weekend and really work on the one flower bed that had become completely over ridden with weeds.
In the meantime, the lilies that would bloom into beautiful flowers were still covered up by the overgrown grass and weeds that had grown quickly around them…obscuring any blooms if they were too bloom.
Soon, very soon, I would have that bed completely cleared up and again looking clean again.
Like all things, it took time but it also took a willingness to follow through and take action.
The same can be said about our lives….the bad habits…the things that are keeping us from moving forward or just stuck in one place.