Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.  But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. Matthew 13:24-25

Some situations come to us in life that we often wonder how and why. But unbeknown to us is the fact that there are no accidents in life. By accident we tend to think, oh it just happens.

But no. Nothing just happens in life. Things are made to happen—by our actions or inaction. The evil seed is planted when we don’t pay attention. When we become complacent with our relationships, with our job, health, nutrition, etc.

Certain things may creep into your life because you’re no longer vigilant. It could happen when we take things for granted. That could be our spouse, friends or the boss. It could even be our body. And once the seed is planted it’s a matter of time; the fruit is on the way.

So, the moment that happens and you begin to see the signs and the handwriting on the wall that things are not well, it’s just for you to wake up and regain yourself. There’s no need to panic. We just need to begin to do the things we used to do that we have now neglected or overlooked. It’s a matter of making some adjustment and start paying attention to important things in our life again.

Every relationship needs to be treasured. That someone gives themselves to you and become open and vulnerable doesn’t mean you should take them for granted. Whatever you appreciate keeps appreciating in value.

It is better the evil seed is never planted than for us to be scampering around looking for how to uproot it when it has become a tree. It is when we don’t pay attention to the signs and allow the young and tender plant to become a tree, that’s when problem comes.

I close with Jesus’ warning to a particular church in the book of Revelation:

Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place (Revelation 2:4-5).