It's not even May and the weeds have started. From now until September, I'll be out in the garden pulling up the weeds to keep them from over-taking my beautiful vegetables. It may not be my favorite chore, but I find it to be a great time to think, pray, and just breath. And it reminds me of the old analogy of weed pulling that we have to do in our own lives.
If we take the time for self-reflection and allow ourselves some honest evaluation, we will undoubtedly find "weeds." The weeds are those things that are not beneficial or even becoming of us! It might be a phrase we like to use or a habit we've acquired. It could be a "friend" that we need to separate ourselves from or a television show we need to pull the plug on. And just like in the garden, it makes your life so much more fruitful when you take a little time to keep the weeds from taking over.
What do you think? Done any weeding of either variety lately?