The paths I walk round the mountain slopes are lined with weeds, ugly weeds, bare and useless. Let me ask you this --- What are the weeds in your life today? Is it a disappointment, a falling of hopes and dreams, a betrayal, a failed or false expectation, an obnoxious person who makes life thorny for you, or a dead-end? Does that all make you want to give up? Willing to gather those weeds and throw them into the furnace? Wait! I wouldn’t do that if I were you.
No matter how much suffering or pain these things may have caused you, it can still be a source of joy and beauty. But only IF you agree and decide to look again AND hard enough. There’s something you are undoubtedly missing. Behind the bad times and worse struggles and difficult people around you are the unseen opportunities for growth in wisdom and maturity.
I’ve said this many times before and I will say it again – only through the fire shall we become even better. So, it may be necessary to experience bad times or the hopeless dead-ends -- so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can come out of it, and watch how you can grow from small to greatness.
The weeds that you see in your life – are actually dazzling flowers in disguise. Gorgeous flowers of wisdom, hope, faith, growth, courage, strength, and dreams renewed again and again. Truly a weed is no more than a flower in disguise. Don’t pluck out your weeds ----- just reveal the flower within.