Howdy Friends! My name is Jonathan McCue and I’m super excited to be running for Senator at National Convention this year! I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to share an incredible message with you, meet many new friends and hopefully represent you through TeenPact elections! It’s going to be so awesome!
Just a quick little introduction… I’m from the great state of Texas, can I get a Yee-haw! One of the great things about being a Texan is that we are all pretty much born with the hospitality gene! Yes, it’s a thing! So to prove my hospitality gene truly exists, I d like to invite each and every one of you to run, skip or even bounce on over and be the first to shake my hand at NatCon!
I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to share an incredible message with you. Have you ever heard the saying, "If it were a snake it would have bitten you!" Boy have I! There have been so many times I've misplaced something and couldn't find it, and I searched all over, only to find it was in plain sight right in front of me the whooole time? Or, what about the saying, "Hidden in plain sight." These phrases are brought to my mind as I think about the things, I have a natural tendency to overlook or miss because I want to lock-in on all the good things in my life.
Lies, deceptions, hurt, pain, anger, hate, moral filth and all types of evil are things that hide in plain sight so often in our daily routines. The things we tend to ignore, overlook and even disregard, are much like the weeds in a garden. They are there, and we just fail to see them, or deal with them, because we are so busy on the seeds we are planting and nurturing. Weeds left alone in a garden though will rot, ruin, overwhelm and even destroy that garden. And, we all know, that no garden is impervious to weeds. So, need I say, weeding is a never-ending job!
James 1:21 says, "Wherefore putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls." Notice the first part of this verse states that we must remove the filthiness and wickedness which infests us before we can receive the word which can save us.
As humans, we are so much like a beautiful and valuable garden. Ready to grow many great needed and useful plants. But when weeds begin to root and infest a garden, it doesn't allow the beauty of the flowers and benefits of fruits to shine through, nor does it allow someone to walk or navigate through it easily. Similarly, when we ignore the weeds in our lives, God's beauty cannot shine through, and God is not able to reap the fruits we have sown nor may He walk freely throughout our lives.
It's time to uproot those weeds hiding in plain sight! We must stop putting it off until tomorrow and stop ignoring those weeds and pull them from the excellent soil God has given us to plant in.
I hope you will join me in becoming the kind of gardener who is diligent and never ceasing at weeding his garden! A gardener who doesn't miss, ignore or disregard a solitary weed! Let us all…Weed 'em and reap
Also, You can find more on my Instagram page @mccue4ncsenate so go check it out!
But seriously guys, I can’t wait to see you soon! To NatCon & Beyond!