Is the grass greener on the other side?

He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much, and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.” –Luke 16:10

Hey guys! It’s been such a long time since I have been able to post! Feels like forever. This has been on my heart for a while, and I wanted to share it with you all.

Over this past year, God has been teaching me so many things. If you are anything like me, it can be a real struggle for you to slow down and enjoy all the little things in life that are going on. This has been something that I have been working through, especially as I have gotten involved in so many activities down here at school.

Even though I am doing things I love, it is so easy for me to become overwhelmed and stressed about all I have going on, tempting me to think that things will improve once I can push through life right now.

However, God has been teaching me that if I live that way, I will miss all the blessings He has for me in this moment right now. He has given me so much to enjoy— He has given me the opportunity to play soccer and spend time with my teammates, He has given me the opportunity to study, and He has given me many friendships to invest into.

Why would I want to just “push through” right now? That’s not God’s design— He wants us to thrive where He has planted us. He has called us to be faithful in the little things (see the verse above).

Am I being faithful with all He has given me right now? Am I striving for joy right now? Because if I’m not finding joy and contentment today, tomorrow’s circumstances won’t change how I feel. Here’s a life tip— the only path to unchanging joy is by placing it in the unchanging God of the universe. We can’t find our joy and contentment in our circumstances because they are constantly changing!

The questions I am asking myself, and that I encourage you to ask yourself, are these: am I being faithful with what He’s entrusted to me, and am I rejoicing in Him?

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. –Matthew 6:34

To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. –Ecclesiastes 3:1

Though the fig tree may not blossom,
Nor fruit be on the vines;
Though the labor of the olive may fail,
And the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,
And there be no herd in the stalls—
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation. –Habakkuk 3:17-18

Strive for joy in the Lord and faithfulness in the small things. The grass isn’t greener on the other side— it’s green where you are at right now.

In Christ,

Christopher

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I am Christopher, and at the ripe old age of twenty, I’m the oldest of this group! I really enjoy writing for the blog because it makes me spend time digging in to Scripture. In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer and piano. Joshua 24:15 is my favorite Scripture verse (right now!): “And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” I hope that this blog encourages you to stand up for Christ and strive to know Him better no matter your age.

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