Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Thought Provoking Tuesday: The grass is always greener over there

I meant to post this yesterday, but things were a bit nutsy here at the hospital with my baby so I'm just a few hours late.  I found this gem of a read yesterday and thought I would share.  I'm sure a lot of us have this problem in at least one or more area's in our lives, I know I do.  It's really easy to get sucked in to seeing all the nice in someone elses life and/or blog and not consider that they have their own issues to deal with and that no one is perfect.  There's no such thing as a "perfect" life or situation, no one has it all together all the time, and if they appear to then they are putting a whole lot of effort into their facade.  They aren't being "Real", and eventually it will all come crumbling down and be worse for them in the long run.  Plus, it's no good comparing ourselves as God made us each unique and gave us all different talents and gifts to use for his glory.... Yes, you do have talents and gifts, you are just overlooking something if you try to tell yourself that you don't have any.  It's that thing that comes so easy for you that doesn't come so easy to others, the thing s that give you great joy when you are able to do them.  Just because it doesn't fit into the "mold" you think it should or doesn't look like "everyone's" doesn't make it any less important or special.  We seem to have this problem where it's always easier to see their gifts and covet them rather than rooting out our own and figuring out how to best use them, and then we are wasting all our energy on coveting instead of using our talent and being content.
Anywhoo, hop over Here to read the fabulous posting at InCourage and let me know what you think!

When keeping my eyes on Christ and His calling on me, I find my confidence.
It is then that I can rest and enjoy the gifts I see in other people.  And on other blogs.
Let us have faith that, in Christ, we are far beyond average.

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