Weeds and DandelionsThursday, March 06, 2014
Do you have weeds in your life? I know I do. Those little undesirable imperfections in our appearance or in our abilities can frustrate us to no end! Our instinct is to work harder and harder trying to reach our perception of perfection; to rid ourselves of all our “flaws”. But, the harder we try to reach perfection, the farther it is from our grasp and a cloud settles over us. We feel like failures - unsuccessful, unbeautiful, untalented and just not good enough.
But, do you know that is not true? We are made perfectly in our Father’s eyes. He loves us and considers us to be precious to Him. He loves everything about us, including the “imperfections” and little weeds in our lawns. Because He loves us, we are beautiful.
As I sit here at my computer and think about what I consider to be weeds in me, I am smiling. I know that in my weakness and where I am lacking, God’s strength will show. When I focus on Him and not on myself, allowing His Hand to shape my character, His beauty will shine. We are so much more than just weeds. When we allow God to tend us, we are just like the little Dandelions on my lawn, bright lights, full of God’s beauty shining in His garden.