It’s kind of like having enemies in a high school hallway that you never noticed before.
That’s the sense I got when I passed our C.S. Lewis Garden. It features a lamp post and thus it’s name. I go by it several times a day. But it wasn’t until I took weeding more seriously a few years ago that I could actually differentiate between the weeds in that garden and a prospective perennial.
Now that I can pick out a spiraling invader or an overbearing milkweed, I am insulted by their invasive audacity.
It’s like sin. When you don’t know it’s in the middle of the garden of your heart, you leave it there and it strangles a lot of the beauty. Moreover, it can put a bit of chokehold on witnessing because it literally sends mixed messages when others notice your “weeds.”
Weeding isn’t the only time you get down on your knees.
PORTAL TO HEAVEN: Maturity is like corrective lens for the soul.
Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart;
Test me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way…even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor. Yet I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief…Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent
Psalm 139:23,24 AMP, 1 Timothy 1:13 NASB, Acts 17:30 NASB