Sitting at the kitchen table, I see out across my front yard.
The centipede is still dormant,
yet, there are weeds and unwanted grasses popping up all across the yard.
I worked very hard last year to “weed out” those weeds,
but there they are, bright green heads and little yellow flowers rising above the dormant centipede,
dirtying up my yard.
The neighbors on one side have their yard sprayed,
so they don’t seem to have this problem.
But the other three sides are full of dandelions and wild garlic,
especially the empty lot behind me.
It seems I am up against more than I can handle!
My mind drifted to my life and how those “weeds and unwanted grasses”
keep popping up in me.
Of course, I know you have those “weeds” in your life, too.
We all do.
Living alone seems to feed those “weeds.”
My mind works overtime on those lonely days.
Discontent and self-pity and grumbling and the unfairness of life just keep popping up.
Oh, yes, those things are unwanted,
but that doesn’t stop them!
My heart’s desire is for my life to be more like my neighbor’s lawn;
free of “weeds and unwanted grasses.”
Yet, I struggle, as I’m sure you do.
The voices of the world and the enemy constantly attack.
It seems almost as much a losing battle as my yard.
So, what do I do?
How can my yard and my heart be “weed” free?
Well, my dad and I will be spraying my yard very soon with a weed killer.
That will help, but it won’t win the battle.
Until something is done on the other three sides of my yard, I will have to fight.
That will continue to be a battle also.
Those voices will keep whispering.
It’s their job to cause discontent and insecurity and unworthiness.
there is a voice that overrides them.
As a believer in Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit indwells me.
He speaks truth and light and wisdom and love and joy and peace into me.
That is HIS job!
A weed pops up in my yard, I zap it.
A “weed” pops up in my heart and I am
“taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.”
(II Corinthians 10: 5b)
I will remember Isaiah 26: 3
“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast,
because he trusts You.”
What about you?
Are the “weeds” of the world overtaking you?
Is the battle too much?
Turn to Jesus.
He has already won the battle!!!!!!
Lots of love,