Happy Wednesday! Focus on God always!
"The grass isn't always greener on the other side!"- Ricky Gervais
Greener grass syndrome
Psalm 1:3 (NIV)- That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither-whatever they do prospers.
I recently listened to a sermon that discussed how many of us constantly fall prey to what I refer to as "the greener grass syndrome." We long to have what someone else has. We believe that " the grass is greener on the other side." We begin to focus on the wrong goals and false outcomes. We focus on someone else's yard instead of our own. However, the supposed glitter and sheen of the grass on the other side may not be so once we chose the greener grass.
We fail to realize that if our grass is not green, it relates directly to us. Our lens and our thoughts may be out of focus yet still we hope for a great outcome. This sermon truly led me to think, to have great outcomes, do I continue to focus on the wrong things or focus on things of God? Today's verse reminds us to focus on God and his plans for our own lives. "That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither-whatever they do prospers." (Read Psalm 1)
The sermon continued to discuss "If we focus on God and His outcome for our lives we will not be fooled by the green grass in someone else yard because we are focusing on our own and being happy with what God is doing in our lives. If we focus on what God has blessed us with and work hard to maintain it, our lives will be different, especially as it pertains to the different relationships we have with people in our lives."
Thank you for the reminder to always focus on you and the outcomes you have for my life. That my grass is as green as I make it. I am grateful. I pray that all your children remember to always focus on you so they too can be like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither-whatever they do prospers. I ask this in your son Jesus' name. Amen!