When I woke up this morning and heard the weather report for the next week, I decided I
needed to get out and weed our garden. It was completely over taken with weeds and I
could barely tell the difference between what were weeds and what were plants. The task
seemed as if it would be endless, but as I got going I realized that it wasn’t as difficult as
I thought it would be. As I worked, I also came to the conclusion that if I had taken the
time throughout the summer to weed a little here and there, I would not be in this
situation to begin with!
Slowly I pulled and yanked and dug out the weeds that were smothering my bounty. Our
tomatoes were small and withered, along with the giant zucchini we had which were
unable to be seen due to the weed growth. It became apparent to me that our lives are
similar to our gardens. Relationships get tangled with problems that are left to fester and
grow until they all but choke them out. Life’s weeds are what we need to get rid of.
I have been blessed with a wonderful husband, and I am grateful everyday that we found
each other. We have a great relationship but we still have to pull weeds in order to
maintain our closeness. I want you to ask yourself what weeds need to be pulled in your
garden of life? Are you spending too much time on the computer instead of talking with
your spouse or children? Are you spending money unnecessarily just because buying
something new gives you comfort? Are you eating or drinking too much? Are you being
respectful of your spouse, children, friends or coworkers and listening instead of arguing?
Are you dealing with an anger problem that is escalating out of control? Are you taking
your weeds to work and school and letting them take over there to?
Take the time to sit down and write what weeds are in your garden of life and take the
time to work on getting rid of the excess baggage in order to live weed free!
As I finished the garden and looked back over all I had gotten rid of, I realized that I too
need to weed my own personal garden of life weekly instead of letting it grow out of
control. Once it grows out of control there is nothing left to do but till it up and start over!
If you have taken the time to plant it, take time to weed it so it can turn into the bounty
you expect it to be.