After trimming back my palm, I realized that the reason it may be dying is that it has a fungus, a white powdery substance, which I’m sure is some type of mold. There wasn’t much left after I cut off all the dead; there were only a few green branches. Hopefully, I caught it quickly enough to keep it from killing the whole tree. One of my friends mentioned that it might have wet feet, which I agree with. When we leave for a week or so, we add extra water to the bottom tray to keep it from drying out completely, and I believe this may have contributed to its potential demise.
Are your roots sitting in stagnant water, drinking in the same old poison that keeps causing you grief? Dig deep, and get to the root cause of why you do what you do that brings sin into your life. Are you repeating a family tradition, which is not in line with God’s word, or have you created your own new habit that is outside of the nature of Jesus? Talk to Jesus, employ the Holy Spirit to help you see what you are missing. Whatever you are struggling with, may be causing you to have wet feet and moldy branches, making you slowly lose hope. Jesus is the solution; exposure to him will help you focus. Cut off the dead, so you can improve your spiritual progress.
and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; Hebrew 12:13-15