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Watch out for the weeds in your life – the things that come between you and God; between you and serving God.

I like the way Rick Warren illustrates weeds.

• You don’t have to plan for weeds to grow; it just grows.

• The difference between a plant and a weed is this. For a plant, you need to take care - cultivate, fertilise, trim, water – in order for it to grow and blossom.

• Weed? You do nothing and it grows. Walk into a garden that is totally neglected, and you’ll see weeds. You don’t need to put in extra efforts, it will come.

• When I start neglecting time with God on a daily basis, when I neglect my small group time, when I start to skip church, any of those things - the weeds are going to grow and choke the spiritual life out of me. You experience stress, discouragement, lost of joy and sense of purpose; these are weeds. They choke the life out of you.

• Where did they come from? NEGLECT. They come just by neglecting time with God.

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