So I went back to my garden and began digging the weeds out some more (I completely stopped in the middle to write my last blog😛).
I realized that as we dig out unhealthy roots, we've also got to do something about the growth above ground. An unhealthy root in our lives is displayed by the "growth." It's called a weed! We work hard to get the root out, but sometimes, for whatever reason, we hold onto the "growth"—the weed! Maybe it's that bag of Doritos or donuts, or maybe it's that toxic relationship. We hold onto it because we are more afraid of the change of what it will be like without it than we are of the current state of weeds in our lives! Ladies that's dangerous.
Lurking in those weeds that we hold onto are all kinds of dangers. There are bugs and spiders and even snakes! Meaning there is sin and confusion and apathy. Oh no, we didn't do all that hard work to find the root and dig it out just to hold that weed in our hand and admire it. We have got to surrender it and get rid of those nasty weeds. If we let go of it but still keep the weed pile too close to our garden, those seeds can still float back into the good soil we have created. We have to get the weeds (and temptation) away from our life as much as possible. Sometimes that means having tough love, sometimes it means not buying the Doritos, sometimes it means letting go of a toxic relationship, maybe even getting some godly counsel or meeting with a godly mentor. Take all the steps, for if you don't, the weeds will grow back just as quickly as you pulled them out.
Finding and digging out the root is just as important as letting go and disposing of the weeds. You can do it!
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” Romans 8:31-32 ESV
Go forth and dig!
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