ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS NOTHING
I needed to use an earpiece. I would normally just use a wireless one for comfort. But I decided to pick up one of the old wired ones. I had not used it in a very long time. When I picked it up, the cables were already tangled. It took a long time to untangle it. It was a burden.
At that moment, the Holy Spirit prompted me and said to me, “Was it tangled when you kept it away?” I replied “No”. He asked, “How did it happen?” I honestly did not know. I only met it tangled. I picked the impression. Anything I abandon will become entangled.
You will never meet your marriage the same way if you decide to give your spouse the silent treatment. An unengaged spouse will soon become an entangled spouse. It will take a lot to straighten things out.
When you do not engage in deliberate growth, something will still grow. However, there will be habits and conducts that can entangle a man. An abandoned field will not stay as an empty land, weeds will grow on it. Weeds do not struggle to grow, they spread fast. All you need to do to grow weeds is “nothing”. Seeds are sown. It takes a lot to grow seeds.
The Proverbs spoke about the field of a lazy man:
One day I walked by the field of an old lazybones, and then passed the vineyard of a lout; They were overgrown with weeds, thick with thistles, all the fences broken down. I took a long look and pondered what I saw; the fields preached me a sermon and I listened: “A nap here, a nap there, a day off here, a day off there, sit back, take it easy—do you know what comes next? Just this: You can look forward to a dirt-poor life, with poverty as your permanent houseguest!”
Proverbs 24:30-34 MSG
My question is “What sermon is your life, marriage, business, talents, gifts, opportunities, relationships, spiritual growth, character preaching to you?”
Anytime you see an entangled part that needs to be straightened out, remember the parable of the earpiece. Sometimes, you just put it in your pocket and the next moment you bring it out, it is all entangled and you need to straighten it out.
What keeps your marriage and other fields of your life straight is your commitment to constantly engage and do the needful. Once it is abandoned, you will have to really work to first uproot weeds, straighten things out before you can enjoy it.
Do not fold your hands!