Is the grass greener?

I heard a great quote this past weekend by Pastor Craig Groeschel. He said, “If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, then it is time to start watering your grass.” I am not sure if he coined the phrase, but what a great impact it delivers.

We often think that our victory or success comes from others efforts. We don’t want to take the time to invest in our own work. An easy answer to conflict is to go somewhere else. Run. However, we often don’t like that answer in the long run. The reason: we keep getting conflict in life no matter where we go. That is simply the way life is. The grass may be greener right now on the other side. So what? Work on the yard of your life.

This is a call to all… invest in what God has given you. Stay planted. If you experience conflict, reach out in love and resolve it with others. You become stronger, the enemy is defeated, and you start seeing little green sprigs rising from the dried, brown expanse.

=robin

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About pastorrobin

Hello. I pastor PromiseLand Church in San Marcos, TX. I am married to Erica, and we have 3 kids: Kennady, Jude, and Avery. All little ones! Visit our church site at www.psmchurch.com

Posted on May 15, 2008, in Daily Word, General. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Pastor, I’ve heard it described in this way. If you continually experience the same type of conflict (at work, with friends, with family, with church) over and over at some point you must recognize that you are the common factor in each of those situations. If you are the common factor, then maybe, perhaps you are the problem. Maybe you are the one that needs to change and not everyone else. Instead of running away from the conflict/problem begin to explore where the problems are really coming from and address them.

    This is really an exercise in building character. It is not an easy task but one that pays off in the end.

  2. wow, what a great word!!

  3. This is so true. “Preach it.”

  4. Thanks Pastor, these are words of wisdom!

  5. joshuasthoughts

    That is deep, I love it! Dont stop, there, Preach it…Thank you, for the fertilizer.

  6. This is beautiful. I have also written on same topic. Please visit my blog to read http://mindflirting.wordpress.com/2008/01/11/grass-is-always-greener-on-the-other-side/

    Thanks.
    God bless

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