Sunday, June 5, 2011

..greener grass syndrome..

i have enjoyed the different seasons of life that God has given me. i know that he has a plan for susie and i and i am excited to continue to follow His plan. 

over memorial day weekend we went to charlotte to spend time with friends and family. it was so much fun relaxing, grilling out, and go on motorcycle rides. 

we also went to elevation church in charlotte. this church is the 4th fastest church growing in america. it is unreal within 5 years it has 4 campuses with packed houses. i really enjoyed the series they were finishing up. it was called "mr. and mrs. betterhalf." 

during this sermon series focused on how to win a woman. how to keep a man. 

the big idea that i grabbed from the message which was very moving was 

"if the grass is greener over there, then try watering your own lawn!"

this grabbed me and has stuck with me since. 

i have been thinking about this all week through many things. mostly my life not my marriage. 
at this point in my life i have not questioned or struggled with green grass syndrome in my marriage and i hope i never do!

i have thought about this where we are now in our life. 

how can i water my grass have a beneficial future for my family 

...effective and God-centered ministry 

...faithful to my wife

...loving to my family

here are some verses i feel that comfort me and continually lift me up and remind me to lift myself up for another day of 




..and one day being a father 

Galatians 6:9 let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

somedays it is tough to get up and give it your best but with God's reminder in the back of your mind we can do all things and at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we keep watering our own grass

i love the verse  ecclesiastes 4:12 where i am reminded
 though one may be overpowered, 
   two can defend themselves. 
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

this can mean your spouse or even best friend that will continually lift you up and work as a team through the thick and thin

i know that where we are at right now is not exactly where we want to be as far as jobs and house but we put our faith in God he will continually bless us. 

many times i look at other peoples grass literally and figuratively and think that i wish i had their life, but i am reminded God establishes our steps. (proverbs 16:9)

i may continually want certain things for our lives but i believe the Lord does not give us too much at once. 

our grass may not be as green as we want it to be but i do know for sure
..we are blessed 

so my prayer tonight is that my wife and i will faithfully follow the Lord's steps that he has laid for us. 

i do not want to catch the greener grass syndrome and wish my life away. 

i shall continue to water my own grass because i do not want to be looking like this cow 

1 comment:

  1. Good stuff man. I think I need to take a little self examination as well. Thanks for sharing! I hope I can be one of those friends to you, but I will try!