The Grass

Somehow we have bought into the lie that the grass is greener on the other side; the other side of the situation, the other side of the person you married, the other side of your career or the other side of the street. We have come to take hold of the belief that if we only had a different career, lived in a different neighborhood, or hadn't married the "wrong person" things would be different. They would be better.

These little lies compound us until one day we find ourselves pursuing that other side only to realize that the grass is not greener. In fact, it's either dead or thriving off of horse manure.

My mind has been settled on these thoughts lately. What is the cure for this tragedy that we all experience at one time or another? For me, it's Philippians 4:6-8.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- think about such things.

If my current situations are undesirable, pray. If my thoughts stray to believe that the other side is greener, chasten it with truth. Think on those things that are lovely, pure, true, right, excellent, praiseworthy, admirable and noble. And let's be a people that water our own grass.