All Weeds Aren’t Bad

photo-1462214770630-b7484391341bFruits that God wants our lives to produce are “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23).

In the throes of my self centeredness, however, that wasn’t the case for me. Until I allowed God into my heart I was without peace and totally out of control like a weed.

God chose me. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go bear fruit–fruit that will last (John 15:16). He selected me as His child, to fellowship with Him and to bring Him pleasure.

God planted me in the hood; where the wild weeds grow.

Where there’s more weeds than flowers.

He did this for a reason.

His plan was for me to become a flower and blossom in spite of my surrounding, so I could give others hope.

But I could see it’s no fun being a flower so I chose to become a weed.

When I lived my life as a weed I lived as if I was the last person on earth.

I ran wild and tried my best of controlling everyone and everything.

I contaminate my environment.

I felt invincible and powerful when things went as I planed them.

But when they didn’t, I felt scared, stressed and confused.

While I struggled with self-centeredness God was reading my heart.

He allowed me to manage my life and get my plans and ideas out His way so He could bless me with His plans.

He knew for me to blossom I would need pruning.

There’s pain associated with pruning.

“He cuts off ever branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful (John 15:2).”

God cut off my insecurities, self doubts and fears.

And He pruned the love I had inside me, along with joy and peace.

When people see me today they’re shocked at what they see; a flower who once lived his life as a weed.

Some Christians travel a short smooth path to God. Some a short rocky road.

While others, like myself, a long, long, troubled path.

It’s doesn’t matter how you arrive or how long it takes.

All that matter is that you reach Him.

All weeds aren’t bad and meant for weeding out.

That’s why many gardeners have trouble with some weeds because God want them there.

It is God’s weeding and pruning in our life that brings spiritual fruits, develop our character and causes us to blossom like a flower.

If He has the power to change sinners into saints then He has the power to change a weed into a flower.

He did if for me and He can do it for you too.

 

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12 replies

  1. Wow! A real and touching story! I am so happy and blessed to read your posts because you show that christianity is about letting God take hold of you and guide you through life. If I may say so, your mess has become your powerful message! May it minister to all who read it. Thanks for sharing and keeping it real. Stay blessed!

    • Keeping it real Funmi is something I had to grow into. I know people can relate to my honest sharing. Thanks for coming by and blessing us!

  2. Great perspective. Never really thought of it like this and right now I remember Apostle Paul and “the thorn” in his flesh. Thanks a lot for sharing bro, have a super blessed day!

  3. Thank you I am that wild weed that is blossoming into a beautiful flower.

    Thank you LORD for pruning me.

  4. Beautiful post. You show how precious we all are to God where ever we are at in our lives. Thank you for the reminder that He love me too.

  5. This is a wonderful thought and focus piece. I totally believe that we are “placed” where He wants us to be. And I can tell you are indeed a flower. Your growth is a blessing to me and your other readers, because now you are sharing your story, which resonates in a God-like way. Much appreciated!

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