It’s been a long time since I’ve looked any anyone’s life and thought how easy they must have it. I’m sure it’s a part of maturing – yes, I’m aware there are people much older that I that still haven’t made it this far – but I think it’s also a part of being a Christian.
As the year ended though I was besieged with thoughts of how it would be nice if things were easier. If we weren’t praying desperately for enough money to pay the taxes. If we could afford to take the kids to McDonald’s. If we didn’t have to chose which bills to float.
Then, as always, God put life back into perspective. He reminded me that the grass isn’t greener in another yard. Sure, I could live a life without money issues but I’d still have problems. What problems would they be? Could I handle them? Could I handle losing a child? Having a disease or illness? Caring daily for a child or parent unable to care for themselves?
These are just a few of the many issues that families face every day. God has given each of us a life that suits us. A life that He knows we’re able to handle. A life that will not be easy without Him to guide us.
Are you ready to stop looking over the fence and just tend your own lawn?
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