(side note: this was a post I started back in Feb and just never got around to finishing).
Recently there has been a rumbling in my spirit. Jealousy. Baby brother and his wife sold and bought a house and will close on the same day. Within the month they started.
Jesus happy for them. No that’s not a typo. That’s just me saying that I will be happy for them under the Jesus umbrella. Because HE would want me to take the high road 🙂
I am reminded to prepare for my own “good things” from God. Make the steps to get my house up to how I want it. Not necessarily to sell. Just to know I put effort into it. And the comfort that: There are rewards for effort.
In fact, my Bestie Neighbor and I have been talking about this very thing. Our wrestling over our houses and our ‘hood and our feelings of contentment and then discontentment over our houses and the ‘hood.
So I was thinking about the ol’ expression “The grass is greener on the other side.” And how it implies that one can never be happy because they are always looking for the better life. And when they get to that side of the fence they thought was greener and they turn to look at the next yard, they realize that the grass they just acquired is not as green as the “Jones’s grass”. It’s a perpetual cycle. Ex-haus-tion! So what I propose is to water your own grass. And it will be greener. Ask the Lord what you need to do. He knows what you need. So just ask him. Cut to the chase. Ask Him how to live well in the space you have. ASK Him to give you a picture of how your yard should look. (It could be your literal yard or figurative yard here. Just ask what area you need to make green). Or hire someone to give guidance. Landscaper. Counselor. Decorator. De-clutter and clean your house. Take pride in what God has given you. (Read: suck it up! Get to work! I’m taking notes from my own blog since I am obviously in need of this very thing.)