Tending the garden of the heart - Day 83
According to Madea, some people are like branches and they can fool you. You think they're good friends until you step on them and they break.
Branches may appear strong at times, but over time they can rot. If you decided to climb a tree, you never step out on a branch without testing it first for strength and stability. Even after you've tested it, never completely let go of the main trunk, for therein lies great strength to support you if the branch you're stepping on gives way.
The same is true for friends and even family. Whenever you are confronted with a situation and you need to 'go out on a limb' so to speak to deal with it, in other words get out of your comfort zone or deal with an unusual situation, never let go of your Source. For in your Source, the Spirit, you find your strength, your stability.
When others may have become worn out, over time and pressure, from the elements of life, and are at their breaking point that they cannot carry you in your time of need, you have a steadfast and sure anchor in God. As long as you hold on to the Spirit keeping most of your weight, your trust, your confidence in God, you will never fall. For the Spirit, the main trunk, will give you the strength you need to overcome any situation.
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