I have seen some wonderful formal gardens but when I look at the natural bush around me, with no rows, or formality, there is something special about the chaos. A garden that grows to its own rules, and my hands have not interfered, can still manage to create a wonderful mesh mash of green.
With that thought it hit me, a revelation about the wonder of letting go and allowing things to just happen. Yes there is a time and place to roll up my sleeves and be in control but there is also a time to let go and remember that God is in control.
There is something liberating about not trying to control everything. It is okay to let a mess happen. Sometimes I realise I get in the way. What does it matter if things don’t go exactly according to plan? I like those gardens that have a wild look, but it will never happen to my garden if I don’t leave it alone sometimes.
Relax, rest, enjoy, let go and let God work, needs to be as much a part of my gardening regime in both my natural garden and spiritual garden as planning and hard work. Who knows, something wonderful may happen if I step back and watch what grows and if I am honest they can often turn out a lot better than I could have intended.
Who knew, good things can happen without my help!