I often see imperfection
In so many things I do
Except where you are present
To pare, make fruit come through
None of us are perfect. We cannot be perfect like God, but we have to fulfill our imperfections by seeking God and asking for His guidance. All of us are continuing to grow and change, but the process of pruning teaches us to become more prosperous and better than before. Pruning away the bad habits teaches us to take away those bad habits. This is similar to abandoning a garden. When a garden is abandoned and neglected, the garden will continue to grow and eventually get out of control. There is no one to supervise it or keep it in check. A lack of pruning will trigger the garden to grow whichever way it pleases with no guidance. This is reflective to how God keeps His eyes on us, His children. When God chases us down to keep us in check, it is an act of disciplinary love. Like any parent, God wants us to go in the right direction. Proverbs 3:11 states:
“My son, do not reject the discipline of the Lord, and do not loathe His rebuke; for the Lord disciplines the one He loves, as does a father the son in whom he delights.”
If God does not chase you down, you are not seen as one of His children. Be chastened with God so that you can grow with Him. When we become spiritually pruned, it is an act of correction, chastening, and love. In order for us to develop and improve ourselves into better people, allow God to make those changes unto you. If you produce fruit after being pruned, multiply it even further by having God continue to prune you along the way. While pruning may sound like a pleasant term, the process is painful and challenging. Sometimes, we do not want change but change can be a very good thing in God’s eyes.
May God Bless You All.