When the issue isn’t the issue at all …..

As I walked by the flower bed in my front yard, I noticed the weeds.

I thought to myself.  It’s timed to pick the weeds.

I was not looking forward to it.

I don’t like to get my hands dirty. I get frustrated when I am not able to get the entire root out of the ground.  I know when that happens the weed will be back in no time.

Although it is not fun it is necessary. Quite often, I have to pick the weeds more than once a year. 

Don’t get me wrong, I love how my flower bed looks once all the weeds have been removed. I just don’t like the process.


Isn’t the weed story similar to what God does in our lives?  He reveals to us the characteristics within us that are not like him. He shows us what we need to change.

Perhaps it’s unforgiveness, shame, anger, or jealously.  He reveals to us the root of the issue.

Sometimes we overlook or try to deal with the issue at hand without dealing with the root, but it doesn’t work.  It quickly resurfaces the next time someone says or does the wrong thing to us.

There is Beauty within the weeds

“With each weed pulled from our lives, the more beautiful we become”
— Ty Ziglar

God once again shows us that we must get to the root of the issue.  Otherwise, the issue will keep resurfacing and causing problems in our life.

The process isn’t fun, and sometimes it even hurts.

We must realize that it is necessary to move forward in our purpose and for us to become more like Christ.

If I am honest, my life has been full of weeds. From insecurity, fear, anger, and pride.

God continues to remove the weeds from my life.

 I had to remind myself of the beauty and blessing that unfolds each time a weed is removed.   I become more like my father and closer to the destiny he has for me. So, do you.

Pause for a moment and think about the weed(s) God may be trying to pull from within you.

While we will never achieve perfection the more, we become like him the more we can display his beauty to those God has called us to serve every day.

Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time.

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

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