Don’t Curse What You Have

“But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.”

– Matthew 13:25,26

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!


Father, I ask for your help in guarding my words. Help me to appreciate what I have.


Is God’s provision of resources something you are thankful for?

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8 Responses

  1. I do not curse what I already have.My Asperger’s Syndrome.It was given to me as a gift from God to be used to the best of my ability.I have learned so much and gained a wealth of knowledge.For example,A love of music.That has allowed me the pleasure of working in my father’s reed business, and also attending outdoor festivals and tradeshow conventions, and singing in various choral groups ,and doing karaoke.A love of traveling on planes and cruise ships.My philosophy is this Be thankful, for what you are born with.Do not curse or hate it.Amen.And May God bless this beautiful country.The United States of America.May God bless Pastor Bobby Schuller and his beautiful family.May God bless the worshiping community of Shepherd’s Grove at Irvine Presbyterian Church.And much thanks and appreciation to the Hour of Power Choir and Orchestra and their directors for the uplifting music and singing.As always I remain a faithful viewer and
    Happy and Wholesome Student in Jesus Christ

  2. Thank you for this positive devotion. This has just become the answer to what I’m emotionally going through right now. I thank God for Hour of Power and for Ptr. Bobby! May God help me appreciate what I have and never curse.

  3. It’s been a journey and for the most part, I now tend to bloom where I am planted. True, I must b intentional as it may not b my bend
    Pastors correct it does bring peace and I’m sure Father appreciates a joyful person doing their best and staying ‘ not puffed up’ believing it should all go our way, right away. As if we do not require growth lol

  4. God Bless Pastor Bobby, his wife and family, who are magnificent examples of a Christian family, God Bless his father Robert, and his Grandfather Dr Robert Schiller and his Grandmother Arvella. Who are in heaven now with our Lord. They were amazing and positive influence for me when I is was in my thirties, and early 40’s, and helped me with their messages during a difficult time in my life. I will always be grateful for them.
    As a disabled Vietnam Vet I am very disappointed in how some Americans have lost the concept of honor, integrity, truth, and morality. To even consider to vote for any individual who lacks those qualities is repugnant to me, and betrays American values.

    Pastor Bobby, thru his messages provides me a glimmer of hope for the future of our country. I always remember the following quote, “ Trust and Obey, there is NO other way, to be happy with Jesus, you must TRUST and Obey”….

    Thank you Pastor Bobby for your messages of positivity and Hope! God Bless You!

  5. Thanks Rev Schuller. Back in the 80’s a tape of your grandfather speaking at a Conference in Aust. Turned my ministry around and gave me permission to preach a gospel of grace. Now at 78 I’m helping a new congregation rise from the ashes. In a moment of despond, I read your message. Like grandfather like grandson! – you did what God has ordained you to do. Thank you. Blessings from New Zealand

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