Tend to Your Own Weeds

Yesterday I found myself in a rather generous mood.  I had been given the task of tending to my neighbor's garden while they were away.  The main thing  they asked me to do was to pick their vegetables.  As I was strolling over to their garden I realized that the previous night's storms had blown their trashcan over so I tipped it back to where it was supposed to be.  As I glanced down I looked at a little overgrown flowerbed.  I was alarmed at the weeds growing and before I knew it I was down on my hands and knees weeding veraciously.  I couldn't believe how my neighbors had let this get out of hand. 

Fast forward to this morning, I was doing a few painting projects for my classroom for the upcoming year in the garage when I remembered my roses had some extra shoots growing the last time I looked.  Prince Charming had hinted around that needed to be taken care of.  I grabbed the clippers and prepared myself for the task.  As I started looking around, I realized there were some places behind the over zealous rose shoots where the weeds were out of control.  I couldn't believe this.  I am the queen of weeding and there were hidden weeds everywhere. 

The Lord tapped me on the shoulder and reminded me that I am in charge of my own weeds.  While I was over at my neighbor's yesterday tending theirs, I was missing my own hidden ones.  Isn't He good and rude!  :) Thank you Lord for giving me such a visualization of this.

This year will be a big year for me to tend to my own garden.  I have a big guy, Hansel, who is graduating this year as well as a beautiful young lady who need me to stay over here at my own house making sure they flourish in every way.  Lord, help me to find the weeds that are holding my family back, tend to those weeds, and beautify my own little garden.

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