Look at yourself… No, seriously… Look at yourself. What I mean is, what are you connected to? What are you hooked up to?
Check this out… Most trees begin to sprout leaves in the Spring. These leaves then fully bloom by the Summer. It’s the rain, and the sunlight that get the Xylem and Phloem (aka Tree Blood, lol) flowing and that’s what feeds the leaves and creates a union between the leaf and the tree. The better the connection between the tree and the leaf, the more healthy the leaf looks. When the Fall and Winter months come around, the Xylem and Phloem slow up and that’s what causes leaves to turn yellow… then orange… then brown… and then die from being disconnected to the tree. So, I ask you what are you hooked up to? What are you connected to? Is it making you green and rich? Or making you brown and closer and closer to death? Before you answer that…
Let’s take it a step further… The average person may look at a grapevine and see the big green leaves and flourishing vines and naturally assume that the vine is fruitful. However, big green leaves sometimes block sunlight. This blockage hurts the production and growth of more fruit. Our lives are the same way. We may have things and people around us that, from the outside looking in, appear to be helping and adding to us when they’re actually keeping us from developing more fruit. Pruning, is getting rid of the excess in order to produce more fruit. The same way a vine dresser prunes his vines, God does the same for us. Life sometimes needs to prune us, more times than not it hurts.
So again, I challenge you to ask yourself, what is my relationship hooked up to? Is it hooked up to a genuine desire for us to please each other in a righteous way? Or is it hooked up to, “Oh girl he’s fine” OR “Man, I just gotta have her“? What are your finances hooked up to? Are you in crazy debt and living check to check? Or have you created a plan to Spend, Save & Invest wisely? What is your health hooked up to? Are you eating right, and working out? Or do you just expect obesity and heart disease to just skip over you because you’re a “good” person? What is your spiritual life hooked up to?
Take a minute and Click ~> HERE <~ for a FREE download of a song I did a while back called “Searching” (Featuring Regal) off of the Brooklyn Spartans Mixtape. You can actually watch a live performance of it ~> HERE <~ as well. I think that song is a good theme song for you to listen to while you look at the different areas of your life and tell yourself the truth… Are you happily hooked up in a healthy way or do you need some pruning in certain areas to keep your fruit intact and your leaves from turning brown?
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