Think of your spiritual life as a tree. Throughout life, there are areas that grow rampant and stray away from the stability of the trunk, which is rooted in the knowledge and truth of the Word of God.
These areas of outgrowth, which are contrary to truth, must be cut away so that the tree does not become unruly and unmanageable. Take heed of correction and allow the cutting away of unruly branches, lest your spirit become wild and untamable.
Trim the outgrowth immediately, do not allow it to overtake the healthiness of the tree. We must remain humble and receive correction from the Word, which brings life to the soul.
“So get rid of all uncleanness and the rampant outgrowth of wickedness, and in a humble (gentle, modest) spirit receive and welcome the Word which implanted and rooted [in your hearts] contains the power to save your souls.”
James 1:21 AMPC