In Don’t You Wish (Sierra Jensen series #3.), on page 111, two characters talked about how the grass always seemed greener on the other side of the fence. Christy suggested that maybe the grass on Sierra’s side of the fence needed to be watered. XD
That got me thinking.
Sometimes, I can spend so much time looking at the green pastures on the other side of the fence that I forget to water my own grass with Living Waters and take care of my field, which in turn causes my grass to look even worse in comparison to other people’s fields. I couldn’t help but remember Psalm 23:2: He makes me to lie down in green pastures: he leads me beside the still waters. How can I lie down in green pastures if I’m so sidetracked by the other side of the fence that I don’t take care of it? I don’t want to lie down in unrolled hay. X)
Suddenly, it hit me – I had the wrong approach all along. Looking at other fields of grass can cause envy, which is not a good thing:
Proverbs 14:30: A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.
I realized, I need to stop comparing the sides of the fence. But that’s sometimes really hard to do, when the other side is within my visibility… and looks SO GREEN. (I guess this would be the epitome of the phrase, “green with envy”? XD)
Galatians 5:26: Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
Therefore, I’m going to try to focus on my side of the fence. Water it daily with Living Water. It may take a lot of practice to learn not to look. But practice makes perfect, right? 🙂