At times, my view point of life is as follows;
for me to be angry about how my life is presently is equatable to me being angry about spinach not growing in a garden I created and cultivated where I only planted collard greens. It’s my garden, “Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” If I only planted collard greens then only collard greens will grow. If I want spinach, I will need to plant spinach. I cannot borrow or keep borrowing someone else’s spinach. I will need to plant my own. So even if I need to “dig the whole thing up” in order to redo my garden to grow my spinach that is what I must do.
While going through the redo process I may need to chop some stuff down and pull some things up. Some of us have weeds in our gardens. I know I have a few. In a flower garden sometimes the most beautiful of flowers are accompanied by weeds. Weeds are a menace; they like to create havoc and destruction among our beauty. This is why we cannot just remove weeds. Weeds need to be extracted and pulled out from the ground by the root so to be certain they have been dealt with effectively. In fact after the weed extraction, we need to discard the extracted root immediately. For If we lay the root on the ground, its seeds will likely drop and germinate; developing into an entirely new weed. I’m not sure if you knew, pulling up weeds is hard work. I didn’t know how challenging it would be until I had to start pulling them up myself. No one can pull the weeds up from my garden but me. This is a task I must perform myself. I’m not a big bible quoting person however I understand now what Paul meant when he said,
“I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.”
–1 Corinthians 9:27 NLT
So now that I know what produce I would like my garden to yield, I will proceed accordingly. As we all must maintain, cultivate and sometimes redo our own gardens, I urge everyone to offer some guidance to younger generations so they may learn early to take good care of their gardens.