As I was walking around my yard yesterday with my little boys, I spotted a flower. Justus and Wonder love to pick flowers, so I walked over to show them where it was, and noticed it was a weed with a pretty little white flower growing on it. I immediately thought of how God has used the weeds in my life to grow beauty in them. R.W. Emerson said, "a weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered."
Weeds have many negative characteristics, more negative than not. They tend to grow where they are unwanted. Same as sin in our life. Sin can be rooted deep down, and before we know it sprouts out an ugly weed in our life. However, when Jesus came he covered all of our sin (weeds) with His blood. We were no longer bound by the law of Moses and had to pay for our own sin, but God sent his Son Jesus, and allowed beauty to cover over our sin.
I am so thankful for the many weeds I have had in my life that have grown beauty from them. I have said it before, that there is purpose in your past. The ugly, and not so pretty things, God can turn and make beautiful if we allow Him. The problem is when the devil tells you, "You are no good. Hide that. No one will ever like you, if they know that. That is terrible. Nothing good can come of it." The devil wants to seclude you, and for you to hide all your weeds. He wants them to hide so they can flourish and kill off all the good in your life. You see, weeds if allowed to become wild, they can start thriving in their environment and start competing with each other and before you know it, every good plant is choked out and dead.
The enemy wants everything hidden, because He doesn't want God to get the glory. He is a liar. Pastors' wives he loves to play this game with us. And sometimes, we play into it. We feel inadequate, like failures, unworthy of a calling, and lonely. But God says to expose our "stuff" to the light and allow Him to make beauty out of it. How much more can He use you, and get glory from your life if he weeds back your garden, and uproots things that don't need to be there, and stamps a beautiful flower on what use to be an ugly weed.
We need Jesus people. And often, He loves to use the imperfect, inadequate, ugly from our life to give us a platform to speak to others from. Like the woman from the well, she ran back into town and said, "Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did." Because of her past, Jesus now gave her purpose. Hundreds of people came to know Christ that day, because He used the most least expected woman to glorify Himself through.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor