In life it is normal to look ahead and daydream about the future. The expectations we place on the future are important; however, sometimes I think we fall into the trap of thinking the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.
I recently experienced this old adage when I moved my pregnant wife(Missy) and I across country. Prior to our move I was on staff at a rapidly growing church in Bartlesville, Oklahoma; however, I was also working a second job in a family business, while taking online courses at Oral Roberts University in the evenings. To some this would be a dream job to be teaching hundreds of kids and having success at start up music program for kids. In my mind I thought, “If I only had ONE job everything would be so much EASIER”.
We moved to Minnesota in February to help Pastor Mark Harper with the church plant at Family Church and to also come on staff at Mark Harper Ministries. I had achieved the dream of only having ONE job; however, I noticed that I was just as busy as before, but with new things pertaining to curriculum development and business.
Am I doing what I love? Yes, I am.
Do I live where I have dreamed of living? Yes, I am.
Am I doing what God has called me to do? Yes, I am.
The grass is pretty green on this side of the fence(not only because winter finally decided to let Spring have its turn). Yet, I realized that looking back on the side I came from it was just as green and I could answer yes to the three questions above.
It is important to realize where God has placed us, though it might not be as green as we think, it is still pretty green and God has our best interest at heart.
I love what Jesus said in Luke 12:28 to the disciples, “And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?“
God certainly cares for you and I, take a moment today to think of all the positive things that are happening in your life. Once you have done that I believe you will see that the grass is just as green as the other side.