This is one of my rose bushes that was pruned this winter. My landscaper came in and pruned a whole bunch of rose bushes. As I looked at them every day, my thought was…they look dead!
So, I ended up with rose bush stumps that looked dead. Now, my bushes are growing their first leaves of the season.
What does pruning accomplish? It leads to a fuller bush that is more structurally stable. The end result also is that it will create more beauty.
Fuller life experiences…more stability…more beauty.
That sounds like a good description for our lives!
Just remember this: pruning involves the cutting off of good growth to prepare for better growth.
So many times we want God to prune “bad growth”, but in reality, it is good growth that might be stopping us from experiencing something even better.
So, let God take away the good so he can give you his best!