Monday, 30 September 2013

Is the Grass Really Greener?



“If only”…

I was asked to speak to a women’s group this week in Toronto on the topic of marriage and singleness.

Big topic…but the potholes on either road are the “if onlys”. Fall in, and we’ll miss the scenery along road.

In the show ring, in the workplace or in our relationships we can get stuck in discontentment .

“If only I didn’t blow that lead in the class”…

“If only I didn’t forget my pattern”…

“If only I was married”…

“If only I wasn’t married”…

“If only we could have children”…

“If only I wasn’t pregnant…”

And so it goes…

Andy Stanley challenges young singles to focus on “becoming the person, the person you’re looking for is looking for.”

Becoming vs. achieving. Good advice for all of us. Focusing on the process, not just the result.

Paul, a wise a mentor to a young pastor, Timothy, gave him this advice…

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it….But you, Timothy, are a man of God; so run from all these evil things. Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness. 1 Timothy 6:6,
The Bible

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