At some point, during the course of each year, my front garden is beautiful. There is good, healthy soil as foundation; there are bright green shoots of promise and buds of anticipation.
But then, before I know it, everything is grown up and over itself. Small patches of this and that are suddenly one giant patch of something else entirely, and you can’t see where one left off and another got started.
How did this little space of good intentions get so side-tracked and overgrown?
The thing is, there’s a lot of great stuff in the front garden—big ideas, beautiful dreams, and goals ripe for the picking. But if you don’t tend to them, if you don’t give them attention and help the best ones grow — you end up just cultivating weeds.
“He will clean up his threshing floor and gather his grain into the barn, but he will burn the chaff with inextinguishable fire.” — Matthew 3:12
©2012, Jen Payne