In the Bible, plants have great meanings. Several parables and stories of Jesus take place around this part of creation. From all these events several teachings are taken that can guide our lives. There is one in particular that is narrated in Luke 13.
Jesus told a parable that said the following:
A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, but it has not been bearing fruit. He then went to talk to the one who took care of the vineyard so that he could cut it down, after all he had been looking for figs for three years and could not find it. The winegrower replied, asking him to leave it there for another year. He would fertilize and care for that tree, and if, in a year, it remained without fruit, it would be cut down.
Where are you planted?
A fact that recently caught my attention in this parable was that the fig tree was planted in the vineyard, among the vine trees. I did a little research and opinions are very divided. Some say it’s normal, others say that the fig tree needs the soil to be in certain conditions to bear fruit and that the vine’s soil is not conducive.
But anyway, what was that fig tree doing there?
How many times are we not like this fig tree? In a place where we shouldn’t. The Lord is telling us “I want figs, because you are my fig tree” and we insist on saying “but Lord, I want to give you grapes!”.
We insist and sometimes we even fight because we think we are in the right place doing what we should, while the Lord clearly tells us that that is not our place.
So I invite you to have a moment alone with God. Talk to Him about where you are now and if this is where you really should be, if this is God’s will for your life.
If you are a fig tree among the vines, may you be replanted in the right place.
God bless you,
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