“Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
I’ve been practicing being content and giving thanks in all circumstances. It keeps my heart pure and free from complaining, covetousness, and ungratefulness. Sometimes the grass looks greener on the other side but the whole time it’s actually just turf.
I read a great devotion today that stated, “when you desire to trade for someone else’s life, trade it all.” That means the good and the bad. You desire that big house and nice paying job? Then you also have to take on the 60+ hours a week schedule that person has to have to maintain it all. You want that marriage? Then you also have to take on the bad habits, the in-laws, countless arguments, and large amounts of patience and forgiveness it takes to uphold that marriage.
Be content and grateful because at the end of the day if we all compared our lives, we’d find that we all have a little turf on our lawns. Satan tempted Jesus with the glory of the world, don’t let him tempt you!
I pray that as you fight the good fight you remember this one truth: it could always be worse. I pray that you look at your battles with confidence knowing that God will never give you more than you can bear. I pray you give thanks in all circumstances knowing that God has a plan for you and he’s faithful to finish it until the day of Christ.