Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Grass Is Always Greener

You've heard the phrase, "the grass is always greener on the other side." I had a small revelation the other day when walking through our apartment complex. There is a patch of artificial grass in one location along a sidewalk for a stretch of about 30 yards. When you look at this artificial grass from the other side of the road, it looks more green the real grass close by and it stays green year around with very little care. It actually looks really nice. The only downside with the grass is that it has no life. Eventually this artificial grass will wear out from foot traffic and need to be replaced. While the real grass may go through seasons of difficulty and need more tender care, that grass can be restored. The artificial grass must be replaced. 

There are areas of our lives God wants to restore. He wants to give that area some TLC and get it looking green and beautiful again. Rather than looking at the artificial grass on the other side of the road and going for a swap, remember there is always less pain in the long run when we let God restore our lives rather than trying replace things on our own! Stick it out in your marriage and let God bring restoration. Stay loyal and committed to that friend and let God heal the relationship. Don't throw in the towel on your job just because it gets difficult. If God called you there, stay put and let him do Him do His work. Keep surrendering your finances to God instead of taking short cuts. He is the great redeemer and restorer! He can make all things new as you honor your commitments and stay faithful to Him! 

What do you need to let God work on today? What are you running from that if yielded to God will be made healthy again?