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Not Always Greener

Your grass is really already green.
Sometimes our lawn is green and well-groomed and we don't even know it. 

Why is it that many times we want what we don't have? And when we get it we don't want it? Why are we seldom satisfied? 

I don't think it's a healthy game we play in our minds when we think like that, because until we appreciate what we have, why would God bless us with more? I would imagine His thinking is, she's never happy with what I give her or all he does is complain about the very thing he prayed for.

Case in point:
We're miserable on a job, because we're being treated like crap and we pray for another job. Then one day God blesses us with a new job. It's a nice plush job and we can't believe it. "Wow", we think to ourselves, "this is niiiiiiice". We can't thank God enough.  We're free from that old crazy boss and those lazy gossiping co-workers. We're excited about the possibilities...until we realize we have a new set of challenges. Now we can't take those long lunch breaks we took at that other job and there's no one to talk to and our boss has empowered us to solve our own problems. We hate it.
But why? 

Because we need to start realizing that what we've "got at home" may not be perfect, but it's not as bad as it could be. And it may be exactly what we need to be better and to grow stronger. Things are not always better somewhere else. In fact, that grass on the other side may be not even be green after all. It may be brown with weeds it in and not as well-maintained as we thought.

So, why not enjoy and be thankful for what we've got?


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Reference:
1 Thessalonians 5:18

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