I have been really thinking about the power of the mind. I am aware that some of the weight I carry on my body is due to the thoughts of my mind. My thoughts are not so enormous or so awful. But they are thoughts rooted in negative thinking. Those thoughts often carry messages of self defeat and doubt that I will reach the goals I have boldly named and persistently pursue.
I consider those negative thoughts like a big pricker weed that feels difficult to grasp some days but I know they need to be uprooted. I desire a life that represents a vibrant and colorful garden. I must tend to my garden, water and fertilize it with good nutrients, but I also must walk through my garden (thoughts, actions and habits) regularly and pull the weeds before they begin to threaten the beauty and/or life of all I am hoping to produce.
I wonder if you take inventory of your garden (life) and if you know where the pricker weeds(negative thoughts) tend to surface. I know that on this side of heaven, weeds will continue to grow, but I invite you to tend the garden of your mind, body and soul and make sure that you are not watering weeds when you desire wild flowers….