Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared – Matthew 13:24-26.
Verses 27-30 reads thus; “So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”The tares in your midst make you better, they oppose your Christian beliefs in their fake Christian lifestyle and leave you no choice but to stand firm on yours. If you find yourself distracted by a tare you need to revisit your beliefs and convictions. The word is full of instruction on how to live and deal with every kind of person. The only challenge then being walking in patience, peace, kindness, gentleness and love towards a person who is an enemy of the gospel. But bretheren we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.Tares are none of your business. Do not focus on them, the Bible says they will be bound up to be burnt in the end, only the Lord saves, and that he does. Focus on growing in the Word, focus on growing in the Spirit. Be resilient, love everyone and as long as it is up to you live at peace with all man. If you live as you ought to, not being affected by other peoples lifestyles and choices, how do you know you will be the one to influence them for the good?