I visited the four seasons nursery in Malawi some years ago and I was looking at the weeds. I am reminded of Jesus in Matthew 13, telling a parable about a man who went out to his field and planted wheat in the ground. He sowed good seed. This represents that he was doing the right thing â€“ honouring God with his life and being good to others. But while he slept, an enemy came in and planted weeds. The man didnâ€™t know what had happened. He was expecting to have a great harvest; after all, he had done all the right things, but the weeds still sprang up among his wheat and cause destruction amongst many.
When life seems great, unexpectedly things will happen. The enemy comes in and sows weeds to strangle us, and cause destruction that we didnâ€™t have anything to do with. The key is to keep the right attitude and stay focused on God, the sower of goodness. When these unexpected challenges happen, we must say, â€œitâ€™s just another weed, I wonâ€™t panic, I didnâ€™t sow it, the enemy is not going to get me off focus, so I donâ€™t have to reap it.â€ Then we can keep the door open for God to move on our behalf and deal with what the enemy has done.
Today, donâ€™t let the weeds in your life take root. Donâ€™t let discouragement creep in. Instead, lift up your eyes of faith to what your Father God can do for you. He will protect you from all evil, so keep believing, keep praying and keep hoping, because your harvest is on the way!
â€œJesus told them another parable: â€˜The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.â€™â€(Matthew 13:24â€“25, NIV)
Pray With Me
Yahweh, thank You for the truth of Your Word which sets me free from the weeds the enemy has sown in my life. Help me to keep my heart and mind focused on You and not the weeds. Father, give me Your peace, strength and wisdom, as I uproot the weeds in my life, and focus on the harvest that You have for my future. God, please remove the devil and his weeds today, so I wonâ€™t get strangled by them, and totally lose my focus, in Christâ€™s Name! Amen.