Going Green

It’s almost epidemic, the number of women who leave their husbands, husbands who cheat on their wives, and the pornography that destroys relationships. And the worst of it is that these are the people you would never expect it from.

That should make us all take pause because the truth is we are all susceptible to thinking that the grass is greener in someone else’s yard. But it’s a deception, a fallacy that sucks you into temptation and leaves you wanting something that isn’t yours.

Far too many have given in and wandered into someone else’s territory, but once the initial awe wears off and they see things more clearly some have been surprised to find that there are just as many weeds in that yard as there were in their own.

And what about maintenance? Someone put time and sweat into that yard they were coveting. It didn’t get healthy and beautiful on its own. I think it’s safe to say that if you abandon your yard to pursue a greener one, it will eventually look as shabby as yours did, because if you weren’t willing to pull the weeds, nourish the soil, and edge the boundaries in your own yard, what makes you think you’ll do it in someone else’s?

My advice? Appreciate what you have. You’ll never have that showcase lawn you yearn for if you’re always neglecting it. Start taking care of and nurturing the gift you’ve already been given.

“Most men will proclaim each his own goodness, but who can find a faithful man?”  Proverbs 20:6

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