So in our back yard, out of nowhere, a vine began to grow. At first, it was quite pretty, so we didn’t give it much concern. But it slowly began to take over our shrubbery, walls, and ground. That which was so beautiful consumed the entire space to create the antithesis.
This is actually a metaphor for life. Do you have something in your life that started out well, but over time it takes over? It moves from being a lovely addition to your pristine garden to a difficult, overgrown, time-consuming mess.
In our case, we have waited for the yard service that our HOA provides to trim back the excess foliage, but that doesn’t seem to be happening anytime soon. Perhaps it is time for us to bring out some trimmers?
If you have something in your life that has taken over in a nonpositive way, trim it back before it smothers all that is good.
So I walked into my kitchen, flicked on the light switch, and what did I see? You guessed it…a flickering light bulb. The funny thing is that it has been flickering for about the past five times I’ve entered the kitchen. So why don’t I just go ahead and change it?
What am I waiting for? Do I really think I’m going to get extensive wear out of that metaphorically hanging by a thread bulb? Doubt it…For some reason, we feel we must wait for the light to go “out” to change it.
This often translates to our everyday life. If something isn’t working, why do we wait to change it? Do you have friends that are draining your energy? Or how about a job that you’ve outgrown? A financial plan that needs to be retooled? Don’t wait, change it! Don’t let it flicker day in and day out only to finally fade away.
It doesn’t take much to change it now and let a brighter light shine…