|Growing as much as possible is the first step towards blooming where you are planted, which we discussed yesterday. The second way to bloom right where you are is: Don’t curse what you already have. We live in an age of envy, comparison, and popularity where this mindset is so common. In a parable, Jesus talks about weeds that are sown in a master’s farm. The beautiful crops are growing, but a competitor sneaks in at night and plants weeds. The weeds start growing up alongside the healthy crops, and his servants say they need to pull them up. How does he respond? He says it’s not a good idea because when you pull the weeds, inevitably, the corn gets pulled up as well. Let them grow together and it will get sorted out in the end.
Some would say this field has corn, but it also has weeds so let’s burn the whole field down! But that’s not the answer. Weeds must sometimes be tolerated by crops. It seems that so many people hate their bodies or their ages, don’t like their friends or jobs, complain about their families, or especially hate their country, city, state, university, or church. Don’t curse what you have. There are weeds that grow in every farm, and that’s OK.
Friend, it is not uncommon for good seed and weeds to grow together sometimes. Be thankful for what you have and don’t curse it. Bless the soil, bless the seed, and don’t forget to bless the rain and the sunshine. Be thankful for your God-given resources. Use what you have and make the best of it. With the help of God allow it to flourish!