I weeded my flower garden today.....half of it, anyway. There were lots of weeds. Between them and the cutting back of plants for the fall, I filled 5 wheelbarrows full of yard waste, and spent 5 hours working. It was satisfying work. And it's work that I can see the result of right away. Things went from chaos to order in that short time period.
So I was talking to God about this as I weeded. I wondered why the sin in my life couldn't be more like the easy weeds that come out smoothly. Unfortunately, it is more like the huge weeds. Even though I make sure to gather all of the branches in one bunch, I pull and heave and heave and pull and nothing happens.
So I take the hand held pointy hoe and hack at the tap root. I hack and hack and hack and loosen dirt. Then I heave and pull. And back I fall onto my butt with the tap root still in the ground, leaving a promise of a return of the weed. Grrrr.
God, you are the master gardener. Why does it have to be such a long process? Why do you leave the tap root in my heart so that the sin isn't completely gone?
I'm not patient......another "weed" for God to work on. I can't do it.