So, you ever want to just grow up? If you could just turn 18, everything would be fine? No more homework, no more school...life would be so much simpler? Well, that may be true, but...
There are so many awesome things that are happening while we are young. But if we're focusing so much on wanting to be older well then -- we're going to miss so much of our lives!
I was reading a Sierra Jenson book this morning, and there was this part exactly about this --
"Christy, have you ever felt like your caught between two lives? The one you're living, and the one you wish you were living?"
" I went to camp dreaming of adventure, romance and great spiritual victories. I came home wanting all the familiar people and places in my life, and wishing the old things would never change."
Do you think we're ever happy?" Sierra said, glancing out at the brightness of the morning sun across the sand and sea.
"No. But I want to learn to be. The verse I've been trying to memorize and put into practice this month is ' Godliness with contentment is great gain.' It's 1 Timothy 6:6. We're both kind of learning the same thing -- how to be happy where we are."
"What surprised me this week is how complicated life can be. Like with you and Todd. I thought my life would be so much easier if I had a boyfriend. But then I see how you two still have a lot of things to work out, and how it takes a lot of time and energy. That means your life is still compicated, even though you still have a boyfriend."
Christy laughed softly. "Uncle Bob once told me, 'If you think the grass is greener on the other side, try watering your own grass."
Sierra laughed. "That's what it's like, isn't it?Here I am, watching everyone else carry on with his or her life, and wishing I were on the other side of the fence. You're right, Christy. I am going to ask God to teach me how to live like that -- godly with contentment and paying attention to my side of the fence."
"And don't forget to water your own grass!" Christy added.
"And watering my own grass."
Wow. Now that I've typed it out, and read actually heard what those words are saying -- I feel I understand what Christy and Sierra are saying. And, guess what -- I think that the Christy Miller, Sierra Jenson books would be awesome devotion time books. What do you think? And when we finish them, and I buy the Katie Weldon series, and the Christy and Todd series -- we can continue on. Don't worry if you don't have the books -- but I do reccommend buying them -- not just for the study, but because they teach us SO much...