Have you ever cared for a garden by wishing away the weeds? If you haven’t, I STRONGLY suggest you try it someday…IT NEVER WORKS! 😂
If you’ve ever walked past a well-tended garden, you will realise it’s a breath-taking site. It always looks attractive until the gardener stops doing his job😔 There and then, it will be very obvious that consistently beautiful gardens don’t fall from heaven! They are made in heaven, but cared for on earth. Even God had to specially create a gardener for Eden! Beautiful gardens are emblems of resposibility!
Here’s all I’m trying to say…
…it takes effort to sustain a beautiful gift from God. Life is beautiful. This is true because after creation, God Who made all things saw that everything was very good (Genesis 1:31).
However, with a bit of neglect yesterday and today and just a little more tomorrow, every trace of beauty in life will begin to disappear one after the other. The quote below says it better:
One day I walked by the field of an old lazybones, and then passed the vineyard of a lout; They were overgrown with weeds, thick with thistles, all the fences broken down. I took a long look and pondered what I saw; the fields preached me a sermon and I listened: “A nap here, a nap there, a day off here, a day off there, sit back, take it easy—do you know what comes next? Just this: You can look forward to a dirt-poor life, with poverty as your permanent houseguest!” Proverbs 24:33-34 (MSG)
It’s your responsibility (and not God’s) to take care of the beautiful garden (or work) God has committed to you. The ugly state of the garden is the evidence of your failure to do so.
Every man has been given a goldmine. The goldmine only shows up when he tills, plants, grows, trims, harvests and merchandizes in/with his garden.