Dreams Like Lemon Trees
Back in my home town, I spent the day with a friend who had recently bought a piece of land. As we walked the property in the misty rain, we discovered several rows of lemon trees that nobody had taken care of for a long time, and had been completely covered by weeds. In most places, the weeds have grown higher than the citrus trees and completely covered them. Only a few trees had made their way towards the sky to catch some sunlight, while others had died, choked by the bush and the weeds.
Your dreams in life are like lemon trees. God planted great dreams in your heart, and, with time, if nurtured, they begin to grow. But every day, the world is bringing its weeds as well: the voices of others, the daily news, the opinions of people. They also grow – much faster than your dream – and if you don’t pluck the negativity of the world from your heart, it will choke and suffocate your dream and your destiny.
Nobody seems to be planting the weeds and they grow by themselves. Your dream needs your careful attention every day. If you clean your heart from all weeds and nurture your dream, it will grow, become mature, and bare much fruit in your life.
“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23)