I am doing some research for the Health Magazine and I almost fell out when I read this.
Weeds are opportunistic plants.
Wow, what an amazing thing to be called. Would you and I be deemed as opportunistic? Further into the description it says that weeds grow wherever they are and they are capable of causing their own roots to dig deep down and pull from the air what it is that the soil lacks.
Here’s where it gets good: people always complain about their environment. They feel that their environment should offer more than it does. And we see that’s in a lot of things such as flowers, plants, and bushes. If they are not placed in the proper environment, they will not grow or if a sprout does manage to grow by some miracle, it will wither and fall away and the roots will dry up.
As a gardener you know what plants it would simply be a waste of time for you to try to grow in dry soil.
But the beauty about weeds– even though people want to throw them out, — is that the weeds are not depending on you, the weeds are not depending on the soil, the weeds are self-sufficient. And I liken it to a person that says “Lord you can put me wherever you want and I will draw my resources whether or not the environment is conducive to what I need.
So if I need peace and the environment around me doesn’t have it, I will dig deep down into your Word. I will draw up my peace from the community of the body of Christ. I don’t need a specific number of friends, I don’t need to open doors that you have closed, I don’t need to be someone that I’m not, I don’t need the best resources there are, I don’t need for my parents to have done what I’m trying to do, I don’t need for anybody in particular to believe in me. I will draw what I need because I am not dependent upon what’s going on around me in order to grow and flourish. No, I dictate what grows in my life and I am committed to growing the seeds that God has sown in my heart.
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord , whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
Jeremiah 17:7-8 NIV