I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “The grass is always greener on the other side.” I’ve not only heard that saying but sadly I live it. I always think that when I get that next “thing” then everything will be better, look better, feel better. But then you get that “thing” and you discover that the grass is not in fact greener there, so you go looking for the next patch of green grass. This my friends is called DISCONTENTMENT. I’ve struggled with it for a long time.
One of friends, Grace, just got married recently and posted this blog called “5 Reasons I Miss About Being Single.” This caught me off guard since I thought my married friends looked back on their single days with distain! I always thought life was better for anyone who was married. I thought for sure the “grass was greener” over there! This was just another reminder that I need to learn to be content where God has me NOW. Even those who are married can suddenly look back and see single life as the greener grass for one reason or another. I want to look at the grass where I’m standing and realize that it is perfect and I don’t have to go looking for anything else.
Where do you think the grass will be greener for you?
How can you work today on being content where God has you?