Greener Grass?

“You can picture a million lives and never have one of your own” (Character on CSI).

Wow, that line hit my heart whenever I heard it. Not that I don’t have a life, mind you. I have lived dreams. But that line made me think of times when dreaming can take over and lead us to discontent with the now we have to the point that we lose the life set before us.

I wonder, are you — like me — one who needs someone on occasion to give you a good boot and say, “Wake up! Smell the roses where you are”? We have to realize that though the grass may be greener on the other side, it can also be bitter with a hidden poison that will destroy the deceived and weary grazer.

“…I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. …” (Philippians 4:11-13, NASB).

2 thoughts on “Greener Grass?”

  1. Thus God’s grace sustains us and gives us peace. He shows us experiences we have that He wants to use in ministry to others. He grows and matures us to be an influence that is resourced and gifted for the purpose of comforting others with the comfort with which we to are comforted. And His dream / plan for us takes us out of despair to a new and abundant life of fruit bearing. Hang in there, sis. He wins! And so do we who walk with Him. Love ya, girl


  2. Hi, Darlene,
    I can certainly go down this path of thinking and the end result is always terrible. Such disappointment and discontent! It is the opposite of the grateful spirit I know God wants me to strive for, for the specific place on this side of Heaven He has put me in, and the people in my life He has selected for me to love. Thanks for the reminder!!


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