“I hates when weeds keep coming back again and again in my beautiful garden!” How many times did you hear that quote? I bet many times. Weed is considered as “eyesore” to gardener who works tirelessly to keep the garden beautifully. So what does it have to do with our life journey in presence of God?
The garden itself represents your own life! What do weed fits in your life? In Merriam-Webster, I was so appalled to see the true define word; weed as it how perfectly fits in garden itself represents your own life:
“A plant that is not valued where it is growing and it is usually of vigorous growth; especially: one that tends to overgrow or choke out more desirable plants.”
Did you see it said, “…choke out more desirable plants?” So, who are those weeds in your life? It refers to people who have true intention to pull you down with negative & toxic talk where it will do more damage to your life journey! So, what do you do about it? WEED them out of your garden; it is truly simple thing to do. Even what’s more shocking are some of your friends assumed to be your true friends could be like poisonous snake to your soul too.
It is no wonder Jesus spoke about himself being the true vine as mentioned in John 15:1-5:
“I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.”
Jesus spoke about how His Word purifies our withered soul where we begin to see how the weeds have been hindering our progress in presence of God. So, we need to prune our life to where we can be made holiness in presence of God. We cannot allow weeds to overgrown in our own garden because it will choke us. If we allow them to choke our growth then we are unable to see the beautiful things in our life. It will enhance our life adventure.
Now what do garden itself look like? It is filled with different kinds of beautiful flowers such as roses, sunflowers, orchids, marigold, lotus, hibiscus, magnolia, tulips, zinnia, cosmos, pansy, celosia, and sweet pea? There are many more flowers out there. All of them are so beautiful that gives us great scent. So, who are those flowers? What does it represents? It represents your immediate family, close & true friends in your life where they will truly enhance your soul into becoming better life. Each flower has different name, colors and scents; therefore, whoever is important in your life will contribute their unique support, perspectives and advices in your life. God created inner circle for your life where you are to keep your garden well trimmed and pruned to be free from any annoying of weeds in your life by keeping yourself tuned up in the presence of God.
Christ is in your heart as He is the true vine. God is the gardener who cares for you and remind you to keep garden beautiful. So keep anything been unproductive to your life out of garden.