Are there weeds in your garden? God has planted us in the earth to bring forth fruit, so others can come into His Garden. He desires for us
to bloom and blossom and produce much fruit. John 15:8
In a natural garden we can allow weeds to grow up. If left unattended the weeds can overtake the beauty of garden. Also, weeds produce after
their kind. Weeds can intertwine and choke the life out of the fruit or flower. They can grow deep into the ground and that makes them harder to pull out.
Life is like a garden. Our beauty is in our Creator. All of us are fearfully and wonderfully made. No two of us are alike. The more we focus our attention
toward the Son, the brighter and more beautiful we become. Our countenance will reflects His Glory.
There are many times things (weeds) will begin to spring up. Sometimes we are caught off guard. All may be good, then out of no where problems arise.
Unexpected distractions. Just like weeds, the landscape is perfect one day, then tomorrow it starts over again.
Weeds of discouragement, weeds of hurt and rejection. Weeds of unforgiveness, strife, resentment, bitterness and on and on. Anything that can steal, kill and destroy.
If not pulled up and cast away, they can dig deep into our every being. They have a hold on us, they have intertwined in our lives. Those weeds can become a part of our lives, to the point we believe “that’s the way I am and I’m not going to change.” Then there are those who had weeds planted in their lives as a child and their way of thinking has become a stronghold, and they never experience the freedom to bloom into the person God created them to be. God wants us to stop looking back. The past is over. Our future is in HIM.
God wants us to break up the fallow ground:
The expression, “Break up your fallow ground” ( Hosea 10:12 ; Jeremiah 4:3 ) means, “Do not sow your seed among thorns”, i.e., break off all your evil habits; clear your hearts of weeds, in order that they may be prepared for the seed of righteousness. Land was allowed to lie fallow that it might become more fruitful; but when in this condition, it soon became overgrown with thorns and weeds. The cultivator of the soil was careful to “break up” his fallow ground, i.e., to clear the field of weeds, before sowing seed in it. So says the prophet, “Break off your evil ways, repent of your sins, cease to do evil, and then the good seed of the word will have room to grow and bear fruit.”
Don’t allow weeds to overtake your seed. The seed of God’s Word is calling out to us. Humble ourselves to God’s Word and watch your harvest grow.