Jesus told a parable (an illustrating story) about a farmer that spreads his wheat seeds on different types of ground. The wheat that lands on the path is trampled and doesn’t grow at all. The wheat that lands on the stony ground springs up quickly and dies in the rays of the sun because it has no root. Then there’s the wheat that springs up and grows until weeds grow up and strangle it.
Jesus explained that the weeds that strangled the wheat were the worries of the world taking the joy of the Christians that let them.
It’s a good parable, and I can tell you that I have related to each of the kinds of soil at different times in my life. Whether you are a Christian or not if you let the cares and worries of each day wrap you up and take you away from your larger goals, then you won’t produce- You’ll wilt and die.
The last kind of soil Christ described was good soil and the wheat seed that fell there produced 100 times what was sown. Impressive. I hope to be that kind of wheat, and I hope that your week is like that too.