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Withering Lives

On Monday of the week that Jesus was to fulfill the mission of His Father, the bible says that he came upon a fig tree. He was hungry but the tree had no fruit on it. You find it in Matthew 21:19: Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, "May you never bear fruit again!" Immediately the tree withered."
Does Jesus hate trees? Of course not!
Jesus is upset by unfruitfulness. Withering leaves and withering lives. The fig tree was using space, taking in nutrients from the soil and was not doing what it was created to do. The lesson for you and me is that we must use what the Lord has planted in us to become fruit bearers. Fruit is representative of productivity and purpose. You were created for a very specific purpose and plan of God. Fruit of the spirit should be evident in our lives. You can read all about that fruit in Galatians 5:22. It says that the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control.
So what kind of fruit is coming from your life? Are you occupying space and not making your mark on this world? The world is waiting for YOU! Don't let your life wither away like the fig tree. You are made to blossom and be incredibly productive. Maybe Jesus will need something from you today! The question is what will He find growing on your tree?