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.