While on holidays, I heard someone use the expression “the perfect lifestyle” to describe having a house 2 minutes down the road from work and from the beach. It got me thinking about what we think the “perfect lifestyle” actually is.
There ARE so many good things around us, such as going to the beach, traveling to different places and settling into a house. But I wonder about how easy it is for those GOOD things to creep in and slowly squeeze out the BEST thing from our hearts. I was challenged by last week’s talk, which raised the question “what do we treasure in our hearts?” Is it the Gospel and God’s grace or is it finding the “perfect lifestyle”?
I, for one, slip into the thinking that it would be nice to see “this” or it would be nice to have “that”, rather than appreciating all that I have already in Christ. I have so much to be thankful for! And yet still my eyes are drawn to the grass on the other side of the fence which always seems just that little bit greener…
amen sister – too true!