We've all been there, especially around this time of year. Scrolling down our timelines to a barrage of vacation pictures. As the Spring season hits, people are bit by the travel bug, and head off to places of sandy beaches and sunshine.
Sometimes being overexposed to other people's lives can cause us to drift into the dangerous territory of ungratefulness. Envy is a totally normal emotion of the flesh but it is important for us not to allow that emotion to consume us to the point that we become dissatisfied in our own lives and act in a way that is unpleasing to God. That is the time to pray, to detach from social media/TV and to ask God to remove those feelings and just help us to be thankful where we are.
As wives' and mothers' it's not easy for us to take off and go on a girl's trip or even to just head out to brunch with friends, but it's important that we are serving a grand purpose to be available to our families. We all have that one friend in our timeline who's "life is a movie". She's headed out to live it up, every time you turn around, she's shopping, she's jet-setting and all while looking good. It's totally normal to have overwhelming times that cause us to want to break-free but that's when it is most important to capture our grip on reality and delve into God's word and really do some introspecting.
There is a season for everything and although it may not be your "care-free" season at the moment. It is important that we not compare our lives to others. 2 Corinthians 10:12-14 says:
"12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. 13 But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you. 14 For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you:"It's not always easy to be obedient but having a will to do what's pleasing to God, praying and reading his word gives us the strength we need in weak moments to make it to those times of abundance.
Thank you for reading & Stay Fruitful!