Land that drinks in the rain often falling
on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives
the blessing of God. But land that
produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. In
the end it will be burned. Hebrews 6:7&8 (NIV)
The farmer clears the land and loosened
the soil at the beginning of the planting season, at this time the land is
ready for sowing, if nothing is planted, weeds will take over the new land. It
is the responsibility of the farmer to intentionally sow the field.
The human mind is likened to a garden, it
has to be cleared of unwanted thoughts and intentionally sowed with the desired
ones. The farmer can decide to plant corn for consumption or nightshade, a deadly
poisonous plant, in exactly the same manner, the choice of what we allow in our
minds is our responsibility.
If your mind drifts into worthless
thoughts, the only way to deal with this is to consciously replace the unwanted
thought with a more desirable one. Imagine yourself going through the garden of
your mind and picking out all the weeds and replacing them with choice plants.
You have control over your mind, don’t
leave it grow wild, be intentional and take control; your mind is blessed.