Proverbs 24:30 ‘ I went past the field of a lazy person, the vineyard of one with no common sense. 31: “I saw that it was covered with weeds, and it’s walls were broken down.”
A few years ago I had to get a new to me car. I actually did not want to give up my old car. I enjoyed the way it handled, the way I felt when I sat in the seat and the overall design of the car and how dependable it was. It always started on the first try. But it was rusting out, both my hubby and our mechanic said one day I would be driving and the rust would cause the car to split in two. My husband knew how much I loved this car so he found a replacement that was a little newer of the same vehicle. My old car was retired and sat in the driveway for a few weeks, before we took it to the scrap yard. When I parked it there all of the internal parts of it were running good, other then the rust it had no issues. The day had come that my father in law(he was down from Nova Scotia) and my husband were taking that car to the scrap yard. The faithful car did not want to start, once started it was making noises that showed that something was really wrong internally. Fluids were leaking, it was over heating and spewing smoke and chemicals, rattling, whining and clunking. Then it took it’s last gasp and died, needing to be picked up by a fork lift to be put on the scale.
Nothing traumatic had happened to my car while it sat there. If you looked at when I parked it and when we went to take it to the scrap yard, not much had changed in it’s appearance. Yet the time of idleness had caused all sorts of internal issues. It had caused many of the working parts to just die, and be useless. It easily over heated, spewed out all kinds of toxic fluids and smoke. It was clear from the start of the drive that no one could trust it. It would not be dependable to get me or anything that I wanted to transport safely to the destination.
Similar to when my car sat idle, when we become idle in spending time with God, by praying, reading and sharing Him with others, the enemy comes along. It doesn’t take long, for us to start spewing toxic words. We can quickly over heat with anger. Poisonous and destructiveness start to flow out of us to everyone and everything in our path. We are no longer dependable or trust worthy and therefore God can not give us all of what He has in store for us. We may look exactly the same, but internally we are so different. We have no protective walls or boundaries that God gives us. We are easily offended, engage in activities that will lead to our spiritual death.
Therefore keep on going forward, learning, praying and sharing God. Use common sense of what and when to share to plant His seed or pull out weeds in your life and others. If you happen to be at a point like my car where you feel like your just can’t keep on going. God will come like the fork lift and lift you up, you just need to ask.