I was sitting at my desk, looking out the window at our beautiful yard and the golf course beyond. A number of months ago we planted a young Hibiscus tree about fifteen feet from my window. It had beautiful orange flowers on it when we brought it home and planted it. After a while, the flowers disappeared. We examined the young tree and found it was infested with tiny white bugs that were feasting off the flower buds. They were destroying the buds before they could bloom into beautiful flowers. The bugs have successfully resisted the spray that’s supposed to kill them. We have determined to keep working to eliminate the bugs, so we can enjoy the beauty of the Hibiscus flowers, even though it will be a battle. Galatians 6:9 says, “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.”
Have you noticed that it’s always the little things that seem to affect us the most? Perhaps it’s because they are not easy to notice or identify as the cause of our problems. Have you also found that even when we identify the little things as the problem, they can be difficult to deal with and eliminate from our lives? We may even choose to ignore them because they seem so small and couldn’t possibly cause us so much trouble, yet, they do! I’m Dr. Bob Like the little white bugs on my tree, the issues of life that seem insignificant can be recognized, dealt with and ultimately defeated. Don’t allow something that seems insignificant ruin what has so much potential for beauty in your life. It will take determined perseverance and faith, but with God, all things are possible.