This is a message of encouragement and accountability for my fellow disciples of Jesus Christ, who I love referring to as Yeshua the Messiah.
He gave us an awesome Kingdom parable of “The Wheat and the Tares”, or in other words…WEEDS.
Matthew 13:24-26 (NKJV)
24 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 26 But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared.
I stopped at verse 26 on purpose. We can learn a few powerful lessons from the WEEDS in this scripture. Lessons that help those in the Kingdom of God be more effective in Kingdom building and pleasing the God of our creation.
If we watch them, we can learn a lot from weeds…
WEEDS THRIVE WHEN PLANTED WHERE THEY AREN’T WANTED…
Whether it be a a garden, a yard or a field, few things are more frustrating than seeing WEEDS pop up. Nobody wants them there. That garden, yard or field has been set aside for chosen flowers, grass, crops…not the WEEDS. In the parable is says an enemy sowed the WEEDS there for a reason. If you notice the WEEDS sometimes thrive much better than the desired plants.
They grow faster, taller, can be more numerous and eventually try to choke the flowers, grass, or crops.
God plants us in the ‘gardens’, ‘yards’ and ‘fields’s of His choice. Many times we aren’t wanted there. And, unfortunately many times we don’t want to be there. Too many disciples want a ministry of convenience and comfort. God didn’t promise that. All you have to do is read either the Old or New Testament to confirm that. Many of those chosen by God didn’t choose their field or even ‘apply for the job’.
We in the Body of Christ need to learn to THRIVE where we are planted by God.
WEEDS ARE EXTREMELY RESILIENT
The interesting thing about WEEDS is that when you pull them up, they come back stronger. It doesn’t take much sometimes for those of us in the Body of Christ to just stop and give up when we find out we aren’t wanted, if we’re outnumbered, or if things become too difficult or challenging.
We need to be more like WEEDS. If we aren’t wanted…SO WHAT! If they try and pull us up… WE COME BACK STRONGER!
‘WEED’ PROVOKES PASSION
Now I’m talking about the other kind of ‘WEED’. I’m talking about cannibus, pot, chronic, Mary Jane, dope, etc.,
Those who are proponents of WEED are very passionate about fighting for it. They’re passionate about letting the world know what they see as the benefits of it. They are passionate about getting it accepted, but if no one else accepts it, you won’t convince them to abandon it.
This is the passion that we in the Body of Christ need to have for God through our Lord and Savior Yeshua! To let the world know the benefits of a real relationship with Him. To get others to accept Him, and even if they don’t, nothing can turn us away.
God created everything for a reason. He created everything for His purpose. We can learn from those things that we consider to be ‘dishonorable’…even WEEDS…even ‘WEED’.