What Is Your Vision?

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would ever spend time designing a beautifully landscaped garden. Growing up, I hated weeding and working in the yard. But as I got older, God gave me a new vision –  a new desire.

The new desire seemed impossible in our small backyard. Nothing would ever grow, not even the grass. I could never figure out why. But then I realized it was too much water. Our backyard was always damp. After studying it, I realized it was the water runoff from the neighboring land. Instead of giving up, this gave me a desire to fix the problem. I decided to “flip” our backyard and create a secret garden.

I dug drainage ditches and French drains, planted succulent and perennial plants, created patios and walkways, and sought advice from expert friends. I managed to create a beautiful garden in a small space. However, my joy was short-lived when the weeds started to appear.

Weeds, they are persistent and never seem to go away. While you can fix water issues, getting rid of weeds is a never-ending task. I have to pull them out every week; neglecting them would mean they would take over and ruin my beautiful garden.

My friend, have you been given a new vision in life, a new direction, or something that you need to create like a beautiful garden? Don’t let the weeds of this world creep in, take over and discourage your vision. Remove them quickly and water the beautiful garden that God has given you.

If I can do it, so can you! This is faith.